Category Archives for "For CEOs"

A Company Is Known By The Company It Keeps – 2

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There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow once more. Every time I fly out of Australia to Europe, I face a choice – whether to fly the national airlines Qantas, or another airline such as Singapore Airline or Emirates. Most of the […]

Will Alibaba and its 40 million accomplices ride roughshod over Corporate America?

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Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the customers have moved to the PC (or some such places as mobile phones or tablets) what will happen to all the middlemen? The retailers, the wholesalers, the shopping centres, the warehouse parks, the dealers, the […]

Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2

In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of play to a network style game. In early 90s, more than two decades since the last World Cup championship title and Brazil faced an interesting juxtaposition – continue with what led to past success of […]

What Business Executives Can Learn From The Story of Brazil’s Soccer Transformation

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In the early 90s, more than two decades since its last World Cup championship title, Brazil hungered for the trophy more than any other country on earth. Yet the scars from its 1950 campaign were still not totally erased. Dubbed as the saddest day in Brazilian soccer history, July 16 1950 was the day Brazil […]

Business Networks or Social Networks – Which do You Prefer?

LinkedIn is a business network that allows you to socialise. Facebook is a social network that is trying to commercialise. Both are digital networks that allow you to do certain things and not do other things. Besides these, there are real world business networks made up of businesses who trade with each other on regular […]

When Supply Chain Confusion Can Kill Business

HOW SUPPLY CHAIN CONFUSION CAN KILL BUSINESS

Supply Chain Confusion – Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social person and I tend to go and visit my alumni meetings for IMD, for Harvard, for Australian Graduate School of Management, Chartered Financial Analyst and many other institutes that I am a member of. And, […]

Why Collaboration is the NEW Advantage?

For decades, if not centuries, the economists have been extolling the virtues of competition. No doubt, competition unleashes forces lying dormant within human psyche – forces of of one-upmanship, jealousy, keep up with the jones, and similar nature. Of course, the economists rarely look into the psyche behind the actions and, even if they do – […]

Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India

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Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That is the first thought which came to my mind as I read in this morning’s paper that Amazon was making two moves – one into Grocery Shopping, and other into the Indian Online retail market. For very […]

The Most Powerful Lessons of the History

Business leaders should look to history not the governments for a way out of the current economic morass says the business guru Businesses that continue to look solely to governments for salvation will ultimately be bitterly disappointed. History is our best teacher, and there are already plenty of lessons in the business networks of the […]

10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network

The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from the time when competition was just among companies. Your business must now succeed  based on the quality of the your network of suppliers and customers.  You have to leverage trusted connections to help you design, […]

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