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Unique Supply Chain Challenges of Oil & Gas Industry

One of the common problems cited by the boards and senior management is that the consultants they hire do not understand their unique challenges. This applies even more to large cookie cutter approach based consulting houses with thousands of consultants where the guys who have the knowledge are too senior to focus on a couple of clients, and the guys who have the time have little knowledge, or experience.

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 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 […]

BIG PICTURE vs REAL PICTURE – What is Required for Business Transformations?

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Global shipping is a very cut-throat business where you can make a lot of money just by buying and selling ships at the right time. So ships in operation are sold quite regularly. When I was in shipping – there were two kind of buyers who visited the ships to inspect them prior to purchasing them. […]

What I Learnt About Business Transformations Fighting Pirates (Not in the Caribbean)! – Part 1

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I was reminded of this story because I was talking about it in a workshop on business transformation last week. I repeat it here because it will be relevant to many people fighting the hard corporate battle, many times without adequate backup. Here is the true incident without any build-up or embellishment. You have to allow […]

What Did Ikea Do When Suppliers Blockaded Its Business

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Imagine if you were a small sized furniture seller, and suddenly your suppliers refused to supply furniture to you because they allege that you are selling at too low a price. And, when you went to another manufacturer, they refused too. In fact, it turns out that all manufacturers have decided to boycott your business because […]

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