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Business Strategy — ‘Stuck-in-the-Middle’ or ‘Build-in-the-Middle’: Bridging the Gap or Dead End Proposition…

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Business Strategy–’Stuck-in-the-Middle’ or ‘Build-in-the Middle’: Many business implement a ‘build-in-the-middle’ strategy, which tries to balance the key strategic elements of; competitive differentiation, product-service price, market focus… in order to build a sustainable, profitable business… However, according to Michael Porter classic book ‘Competitive … Continue reading

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Grow the Business thru Charitable Giving–Rethink Business of Charities: Companies and Charities Forging New Partnerships

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Charities and giving– charitable giving– is a big business. Every year charitable and non-profit organizations solicit companies in the hope of obtaining much-needed funding to accomplish their missions that help the less fortunate. Many businesses are willing to give, but are often confused as … Continue reading

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The Power of Big Idea Thinking: Think Smarter, Faster, Create Value– Driving Imagination Beyond Abstraction

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The Big Idea is the only thing with the ability to attract enough people around a new concept when real change is needed in an organization… ~Winfried Schoepf– Big ideas guide us to put our brain to work… ~Rodrigo Borgia– … Continue reading

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Global Innovation Barometer–2013: Unconventional Strategy Unlocks New Drivers for Innovation– Pushing Comfort Zones

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Innovation rules are changing, globally, and companies must reinvent their strategy in order to stay competitive, drive growth and contribute meaningfully to the economy… For innovation to flourish, you must embrace a new innovation paradigm that promotes collaboration between all … Continue reading

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Building-Managing a Business without Borders– Borderless Global Business: World is Flat… Baloney, Borderless is Myth

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Borderless business–‘world is flat’: Three primary changes at the dawn of the 21st century are the keys to the changing world. One, addition of China, India, the former Soviet Union and other countries with a combined population of 3 billion … Continue reading

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Understand Business Cycle– Upward-Boom, Downward-Bust– Economic Movements-Shifts: Critical for Good Decision-Making

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Business cycle is a fundamental, and yet elusive concept in macro-economics… it’s a pattern of economic booms-and-busts– economy-wide trends– that can have significant impact on businesses… The term business cycle (or economic cycle) refers to economy-wide fluctuations in production, trade… … Continue reading

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Scenario Planning– Thinking Future-Uncertainity-Unexpected: Strategic Playbook-Plans to Navigate Tomorrow and Beyond…

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Scenario planning is discipline for discovering the entrepreneurial power of creative foresight in contexts of accelerated change, greater complexity, and genuine uncertainty. ~Pierre Wack… In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. … Continue reading

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