Why Good Management Consultants Are So Expensive?

although I am writing this blog post to note down my precise thoughts just for a handful of people, it might be useful for  a whole lot of other people too. That is why I am making it public. This post is written in response to a frequently asked question that I face – and

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Information age thinking needs information rich leadership

Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They know just the right questions to ask at the right moment. Towards the end of this blog I will relate my recent experience with one such question.  They may not know the answer, but they

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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

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What Data You Got is Not As Important as What you Do With It

First let me start with a story. I have some personal experience in 1990 with this ancient mariners’ rhyme: The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere: Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Water, water, every where, And all the boards did

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Is Apple’s 5-STAR Business Network losing its shine?

Just one day after Microsoft announced its phone-based voice assistant Cortana, Apple made known its plan to dramatically improve Siri. With 15 acquisitions under its belt in the last fiscal year, Apple’s latest purchase is of Novauris Technologies. The UK-based speech-recognition software company has a team of former Dragon Systems R&D employees. Some of its

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Why Facebook’s $19 Billion purchase of WhatsApp reminds me of NewsCorp buying MySpace

On the face of it, the two companies could not be more widely apart. One is the paragon the new paradigm, while other is an old dying breed! I am, of course, talking about Facebook and NewsCorp. That is what all the pundits will tell you. They will also explain the logic of why News

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