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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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Pricing Strategies– Think Thru Your Price Model: Change Irrational Guesswork to Rational Analysis and Relevance

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Pricing strategies, price models– One of the secrets to business success is pricing products properly and it’s probably the toughest thing there is to do…. Price correctly and that will enhance how much you sell and create the foundation for … Continue reading

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International Trade– Models, Benefits, Risks: Global Economic Outlook, 2013… Open Markets Drive Trade Development

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International Trade: Countries cannot live in isolation. They must mutually share their resources, technical know-how, products and services, and undertake international trade in order to grow their economies and prosper… The world economies are closely inter-dependent; economic progress of all nations depends … Continue reading

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Datafication– Reflects the Past and Drives the Future: A Revolution That is Changing How We Live, Work, Think…

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Datafication is the transformation of our entire world into oceans of data that can be explored– and providing a new perspective on reality. Datafication takes all aspects of life, and transforms it into a data format that makes it quantified; for … Continue reading

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Shadow World of Economic–Offsets– An Anomaly in Business Practice: Cost to Compete for International Trade Agreements

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Offsets are ‘terms in a sale’ that leverages the sale to obtain compensatory benefits for the buyer, generally in many international trade arrangements… Offsets are an integral part of trade agreements between companies (i.e., suppliers) and governments (i.e., buyers); whereby suppliers must agree to … Continue reading

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Winners–Losers: It’s All About Having Real Grit, Superior Passion vs. Just Let It Happen– Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better

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Winners–Losers: Passion and perseverance may be more important to success (i.e., winners), than mere talent. In a world of instant gratification, ‘grit’ may yield the biggest payoff of all. Grit is defined as ‘perseverance and passion for long-term goals’, and it … Continue reading

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Age of Big Data– Mining for Value to Fuel Growth: Understand-Extract Real Business Value– Key Competitive Differentiator

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Big Data: Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (i.e., 2.5 followed by 18 zeros)– so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes … Continue reading

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