Business Transformation

Get Better Results Than What Your Imagined By Focusing on Execution

I was talking to the three senior executives of a fairly large business. They were very happy with the business situation. Their business was operating in a comfortable oligopoly, with comfortable competitive pressures. The business strategy was noted to be very sound. But, they lamented, that the comfortable position never translated into equivalent profits. Every

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Strategy Is An Easy Game – Especially for the Good Yachtsmen and Navigators

It appears a bit extreme now – but it was very common at time when I was a navigating cadet. As a 17 year old cadet learning to navigate a large 28,600 metric tonnes vessel, one of first things I was asked to do was to make sure that I learnt the entire ‘International Rules of

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Technology Without Purpose is Like a Missile Without a Guidance System

Nobody sets out thinking, I have no purpose for bringing this technology into our company, but I will do this anyway (well a few rare twisted souls might do it – totally driven by a side deal that meets their self-interest). The Purpose is Paramount Yet, post-hoc analysis reveals so many IT projects fail due

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What Do Roads in Rural Bali Have to Do With Supply Chain Digitization?

Digitization is the buzzword of the moment in Supply Chain Going by the number of articles and posts on digitization, you would think that the pope has just discovered religion. In fact, I recently read an article which used the word ‘digitization’ nearly 100 times in about 4 paragraphs. It talked about demand digitization, supply

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Changing Role of Supply Chain Management in Digital Economy

In the rapidly changing world – role of supply chain is constantly evolving. There are now at least three generations of supply chains and the confusion about the roles and expectations is leading to massive losses inside the corporations. Here are some insights and excerpts from my speech on this topic. You can see the video on Latest

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The Universe of Workology

I cannot claim to know everything in the universe of workology. But after starting work at the age of 17 and worked almost continuously  (barring a few short breaks for full time studies), for the last 34 years I do have a perspective. And, I do not hesitate to share it when the need arises. Recently,

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