Developing a winning strategy is an uphill task for leadership at most organizations. One of the reason is not digging enough to answer the right questions. The mainstay of a successful strategy is creation of Competitive Advantage. However, for most organizations Competitive Advantage is a moving target, which is hard to pin down. A global […]
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Strategy and execution are the 2 critical elements that drive a business. However, leaders often struggle even with defining—let alone devising and executing—an effective strategy. Many of those who are responsible to deal with it fall short of describing how they typically employ it. This failure takes its roots from the fact that there is no […]
Disruption is constantly changing the retail business environment. In fact, it is adding complexities to it with every passing day. Sweeping changes in consumers’ behaviors and the challenges to retail economic models are pushing the current retail models to undergo considerable transformation. A number of organizations that possess a sizable property portfolio find it challenging […]
We all like to talk about strategy. It’s cool to do so. But in order to craft a great strategy, it’s crucial to understand the underlying business strategy principles. All too often, people who talk about strategy don’t really know what strategy is all about. This article wants to change that! First, let’s take a […]
Every year you are asked to assess the previous year’s business performance and update your strategies to meet the needs of a changing environment, including new opportunities and emerging opposition to your business’ efforts. You have to schedule a brainstorming session with your business leaders, review your company’s vision and mission statements, measure current state […]
Companies are dying faster than they used to, according to a BCG study. In 1970, the average public company lasted over 55 years. By 2010, this had dropped to just over 30 years. The risk of a company exiting the market in five years is now 32 percent, compared to 5 percent 50 years ago. […]
I’ve had a great response to my recent post announcing whywhathow (my venture into the world of strategy, performance and governance for not-for-profit and professional services organisations, if you missed it). So, how will whywhathow make a difference, you might ask? Is my approach really special or unique? That will ultimately be for others to decide, but […]
What is our strategy? This is a critical question every organization needs to answer. Strategy drives the company’s vision and course of action; and is what leads to its competitive advantage over others. The core of any strategy is about making choices of where to play and how to win, supplemented with a “why” (the […]
Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space–i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors head-on. The Blue Ocean Strategy framework evolved from a framework called Value Innovation developed by Gemini Consulting (now Capgemini […]
The business model is at the core of any organization’s Corporate Strategy. It defines how the company creates, delivers, and captures value. Most tech startups fail because they lack a viable business model. Even for enterprises with established business models, they often need to revisit and innovate on their business models. To understand the essence […]
Learn the ins and outs of Blue Ocean Strategy to give your organization a true competitive advantage. https://flevy.com/blue-ocean-strategy Blue Ocean Strategy is growth strategy framework focused on the idea of creating an uncontested market space—i.e. a “blue ocean.” This framework is very innovative, as its principles challenge the conventional business strategy principles of fighting competitors […]
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