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The 5-STAR Business Network pdf

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Which business models are now obsolete?

Most effective business leaders relish the challenge of answering questions such as the following: Why did Apple sue Samsung while it continues to buy critical parts for its winning products from Samsung? Why did Google create Android OS for mobile applications, and is now talking about opening its own retail stores? Why did Amazon create

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Business Strategy, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Logistics Companies, For Managers and Analysts, For Supply Chain Software Companies, Logistics & Freight Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

A Company Is Known By The Company It Keeps – 2

There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow once more. [pullquote align=”left”]However, when it comes to its alliance partners, Qantas leaves a lot to be desired. [/pullquote]Every time I fly out of Australia to Europe, I face a choice – whether to fly

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Business Strategy, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Logistics & Freight Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain Strategy

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

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

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

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

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs

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

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

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There Is Only One Key To Success

Business books, blogs and literature are full of secrets of success. A recent experience taught me that it need not be too complex.Why do I call it the only one key to success?Hopefully, that will be clear in the next 5-10 minutes it takes to read about this incident. This post is simple – it is simply

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts

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

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, For Supply Chain Automation and Property Groups, For Supply Chain Software Companies

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 –

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HOW SUPPLY CHAIN CONFUSION CAN KILL BUSINESS
Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

When 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,

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