“The Start-ups’ Struggle” With Supply Chain – What is the Answer?

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011), Business Week, May 25 1998 In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But

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What We Can Learn About Supply Chain Security From One of the Shrewdest Pivots In Business History

Two stalwarts in the mobile phone industry in March 2000 were equally impacted by the same event – a lightning fire in the chip manufacturing plant of their common supplier, Philips, in New Mexico.

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How Supply Chain Strategy Can Help You Resolve The Innovators’ Conundrum

This is a million dollar question for most companies – start-ups or conglomerates. A lot of time and money is wasted, either because the companies do not bother to ask this question in time, or try to answer it in the wrong way. Here is a story:

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Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself

Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the global mobile phone market officially announced the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp yesterday. The $US 7.4 billion deal will see Nokia transform its business model into a telecom equipment and network

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Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation (FAR) – For Efficient Product Development

This article is an extract from The Five Star Business Network, written by Vivek Sood   “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011), Business Week, May 25 1998 “In most people’s vocabularies,

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Who is going to win the battle of Titans (Apple, Amazon & Google)

As everybody knows, three giants in the tech and software world have amassed an incomparable power in recent years from their networks and their strategies. With a vast range of products, they have stitched up the market amongst themselves. But what are the strengths and weaknesses of each giant? What are the deep business and

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