New Business Models For The New World

The world has changed drastically in the last few months, and businesses have been forced to adjust their strategies in order to remain successful. As a result, new business models have emerged as a way for companies to stay competitive and profitable in our new global context.
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I write my blog mostly because I enjoy writing on the topics I cover. But I have noticed an interesting side-effect which is starting to bring home to me the power of electronic media and blogs.

I never thought that the effect will be so direct, immediate and measurable, but I notice it every time! Whenever I write a new blog and share it with my audience.

I notice a significant spike in the sale of my recent book The 5-STAR Business Network. Not being a marketing or sales professional, till now I was only aware of the link between the positive online word-of-mouth and online sales of products. 


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For the first time in my life, I can actually see this link visibly and tangibly demonstrated in practice. Many of you who are more familiar with online sales and marketing, social media and such channels will regard my amazement with a touch of ‘of course we know it’.

In my book The 5-STAR Business Network I talk about how the old business models have changed due to globalization of supply chains, morphing of business entities into interlinked business networks that act in cohorts, and application of newer technologies such as internet, nano-tech, and others to old business models. 

Most companies that are thriving today, and others that are building a platform for thriving into the next few decades are all making use of this major upheaval in business models to create transformative changes in their industries, and sometimes into adjoining industries.

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For example, see how Amazon is gradually re-inventing a new publishing industry.

Not content with merely selling books published by the established publishing houses, Amazon is foraying far wider and deeper into the publishing world by reaching out to the content creators and facilitating their efforts in a systematic manner.

This not only allows Amazon to harness the creative potential of those who have a meaningful message to convey, but also, it allows Amazon to sit right in the middle of the new industrial revolution – one of business networks.

So, instead of investing thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars in publishing, printing and promoting the books, now it is possible to create meaningful conversations from your living room, when it is convenient to you (e.g. on a rainy weekend – as it is for me today). And instead of book signings and tours, it is possible to use blogs, articles and forums.

Traditional publishing industry will of course continue to resist these changes – just as the candle makers union continued to resist electricity. Eventually, though, most candle makers will switch trades and learn electricians’ trade because that is where the future lies.

If you want to read more about the newer business models and how they are being created in the modern commercial world see The 5-STAR Business Models here.

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In summary, the leaders have started Green Supply Chain projects by asking some fundamental questions. The answers are illuminating their way toward innovation, profitability,and sustainability. As is the case in all path-breaking endeavors, the first-mover advantage is enormous, as are the challenges.

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Vivek Sood: Sydney based managing director of Global Supply Chain Group, a strategy consultancy specializing in supply chains. More information on Vivek is available on and more information on Global Supply Chain Group is available 

Vivek is the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm specialising in Supply Chain Strategies, and headquartered in Sydney, Australia . He has over 24 years of experience in strategic transformations and operational excellence within global supply chains. Prior to co-founding Global Supply Chain Group in January 2000, Vivek was a management consultant with top-tier strategy consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Vivek provides strategic operations and supply chain advice to boards and senior management of global corporations, private equity groups and other stakeholders in a range of industries including FMCG, food, shipping, logistics, manufacturing, chemicals, mining, agribusiness, construction materials, explosives, airlines and electricity utilities.

Vivek has served world-wide corporations in nearly 500 small and large projects on all continents with a variety of clients in many different industries. Most of projects have involved diagnostic, conceptualisation and transformation of supply chains – releasing significant amount of value for the business. His project work in supply chain management has added cumulative value in excess of $500M incorporating projects in major supply chain infrastructure investment decisions, profitable growth driven by global supply chain realignment, supply chain systems, negotiations and all other aspects of global supply chains.

Vivek has written a number of path breaking articles and commentaries that are published in several respected journals and magazines. Vivek has spoken at several supply chain conference, forums and workshops in various parts of the world. He has also conducted several strategic workshops on various aspects of supply chain management. He received his MBA with Distinction from the Australian Graduate School of Management in 1996 and prior to these studies spent 11 years in the Merchant Navy, rising from a Cadet to Master Mariner.

More information on Vivek is available on  and more information on Global Supply Chain Group is available on

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