Category Archives for "For CXOs and VPs"

How You Define Success Determines Your Results

“What is success? How do you define it in your current role?” It was a simple question. I asked this question of the room in general. I expected multiple replies from the all the executives in the room. Then, I realised that none would be forthcoming. A number of cultural factors were at play. The […]

What is Common Between Enron and Bitcoin?

I was at a Melbourne Cup luncheon yesterday, and someone asked me why I do not write about Bitcoin. On my mobile, I showed them a paragraph from my book THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK written in 2013, where I talk about the emerging Digital Currency Networks. But the truth is that given the attention Bitcoin […]

What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?

If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not in Australia, or do not follow the news cycle, take a look at the video below: This happens all too often. Once every few months, in some part of the world, a crisis of similar […]

Do Not Topple The Global Economy Mr Trump

I have nothing against you President Trump. I have nothing for you either. But, when I heard of the directive to manufacture  iPhones in USA, I had to write this post. This is one of the weakest ideas I have heard from Supply Chain point of view, and I am not indulging in a political […]

Upgrading Your Supply Chain to the Next Level? One Point that (Nearly) Everyone Misses

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The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were no windows, and barely any space to move. A round table in the center was surrounded by four cheap chairs. The message it sent was of frugality and simplicity. Yet the four people in the room […]

Are Good Business Transformation People Worth Their Weight in Gold?

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A Large Number of Business Transformations Over the past 18 years I have  facilitated, worked on, assisted in, and observed a large number of business transformation projects at a very close quarters.  As a result, I have seen a countless number of business transformation people in action – many good, some bad, and a few […]

How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain

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Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about how to improve supply chain. They are surprised to discover that what they thought was a well-functioning Supply Chain turned out to hide such a tremendous amount of problems. Five tell-tale signs that help you […]

Why Almost Everybody is Missing the Most Important Point in Their Solution to Amazon’s Threat to Australian Retailers

AMAZON'S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS

HOW BIG AMAZON’S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS? Yesterday (on 2nd November 2017) I happened to briefly glance at the Australian Financial Review – the key finance newspaper in this country while I was waiting in the lobby for a meeting. Almost the entire paper was devoted to just one single topic – AMAZON’S THREAT TO […]

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