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Liddell Hart’s 8 Maxims of Strategy

Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart (October 31, 1895 – January 29, 1970) was a British strategist, historian, and one of the world’s foremost military thinkers.  B. H. Liddell-Hart was a prolific writer and wrote extensively on military strategy and tactics. Liddell-Hart’s work titled “Strategy” is considered one of the most important works on military strategy of […]

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Focus-Driven Growth

What makes companies great in their industries is sustained above-average Growth. Conventional approach to Organic Growth has business leaders extending their existing product lines and brands, as well as entering new geographic regions.  This conventional Growth Strategy at some point in time starts failing to provide the results required to hold market leadership positions. Focus-driven […]

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Customer Experience (CX) Pyramid

Most organizations aren’t ready to deliver great Customer Experiences across all channels.  Many of them have invested heavily in conventional methods of doing business, backed by in person or over-the-phone customer experience.  This has led to creation of siloed operational structures within companies, where each silo operates individually. With the advent of digital channels, these […]

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First Law of Digital Transformation: 3 Core Elements to Manage Digital Change

Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, observed that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years.  He projected that this rate of growth would continue for at least another decade. His observation, termed the “Moore’s Law,” has correctly predicted the pace of innovation for several decades and guided strategic planning and […]

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Go beyond Traditional Value-Based Management: Value Creation through Relative Shareholder Return

Value-Based Management (VBM) has been regarded traditionally as a tool to help investors evaluate firms, optimize performance management, and maximize shareholder value. However, there are mixed opinions on whether to utilize VBM as a mandatory investment or management tool.  Many investors, analysts, and executives, to this day, are skeptical of the influence and role of VBM […]

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How to Set Direction When the Leader Is Not Sure Where to Head Next

Editor’s Note:  Peter DiGiammarino is a professional CEO and founder of growth strategy consulting firm, IntelliVen.  IntelliVen is also an author on Flevy, producing a series of frameworks covering a variety of management and leadership topics.  View all this Flevy materials here. * * * * Leaders set direction, aligns resources, and motivates action as suggested by the panels […]

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7 Steps to Produce a Strategy-on-a-Page (SoaP)

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 […]

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