Category Archives for "For Managers and Analysts"

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck

There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well over 3 years. The total costs as per internal calculations had run into hundreds of millions of dollars. External consultants reckoned that when you included the costs of internal resources seconded to the project from […]

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 […]

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great

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In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung’s perception of it. The concept of synchronicity has a specific definition in Carl Jung’s mind. For him, it is a causal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena. He started to use this word in […]

What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity

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Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station 4 to Nigeria. The company announced the offering after just two days of the release in the US. The Nigerian would-be Amazon is following the global giant’s footsteps in becoming a super networked business, although […]

Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…

There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are not worth what is at stake. News Reports have been taken over by the celebrity nude photo celebration. Here is a good summary, in case you missed out: ” MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Explicit photos of dozens of female […]

Why Business Networks Are Important?

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“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” -Jane Howard Business Networks are important to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. It is imperative to learn from the evolution and success of business networks. Business […]

Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It

SUPPLY CHAIN IS THE NEW ELECTRICITY

Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention of electricity and he asked me: “Dad, what would happen if there was no electricity?” Since I actually had such an experience, I recounted to him my life in a remote village in Himalayas when […]

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy

CROWDSOURCING SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply chain strategy. Crowdsourcing is proving its value in boosting innovation. The magic of this idea is that it ties new product launches with customer wants and needs. NASA recently turned to the public for the design […]

Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth

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— Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and it will need newer models of commerce to fast track the recovery. Hollowing out of skills out of entire societies without replacing them with another set of useful skills, very high level of youth unemployment […]

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