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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 […]

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 […]

Ideas in Action

A switched on team of senior management makes all the difference. No matter which part of the world, and how unfamiliar the concepts are – an interactive team will always find how to use ideas for their business. I recently had the pleasure of interacting with the chairman and top management team of one of […]

Green Supply Chains and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

One of the best definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility is perhaps provided by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s The Benchmark Foundation. It states: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the decision-making and implementation process that guides all company activities in the protection and promotion of international human rights, labor and environmental standards and compliance with legal requirements within […]

Drivers of Green Supply Chain

There are five type of environmental stakeholders group who drive green initiatives within an organization: Regulatory stakeholders, who either set regulations or have the ability to convince governments to set standards Consumers, who seek emotional resonance alongside the cost and convenience factors of where and when they buy a particular product Organizational stakeholders, who are […]

Successful Business Networking

Extract from the book “The 5-Star Business Network”, written by Vivek Sood Why Business Networks Are Important? There was a time, not more than a few decades ago, if you were General Motors you would attempt to own every part of your business. The assembly lines, the parts manufacturing plants, the stamping units, the ancillary units […]

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