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“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 […]

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:

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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

Intel gearing up to face the mobile assault: It may even beat them at their game

News Release Contact: Angela Crown, Angela.Crown@globalscgroup.com Due: November 26, 2013 Forwarding: Permitted The world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer has announced plans to expand the use of its state-of-the-art factories for other chipmakers. As competition escalates, Intel hopes the move will push its revenue by taking advantage of its multi-billion dollars’ worth of supply chain investment. Specifically, […]

Has Intel missed the mobile boat?

Intel has long been the model of Innovation. In particular, its famous tick-tock product development strategy has been hailed as a case study for learning how to balance the current product profitability with the pipeline of future products. For example, when I was researching an appropriate public domain case study for my book The 5-STAR […]

What if you could invent your own iPhone 7?

iPhone 6 has not been released yet and the crowd that likes to call itself THE INNOVATORS is waiting with bated breaths to again stand in queues for whole nights for the next re-incarnation of the great innovation. Here is the challenge for this crowd – and a thought experiment for the rest of us. […]

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