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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 […]

The Second Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations

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In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case you are wondering why I am focusing on the second biggest mistake rather than the biggest one – it is because I have already written a blog post on that topic last week. Here is the link to […]

Ten Reasons Why Your Business Network is Your Business’ Net Worth, and, How To Make the Most of it?

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The simplest definition of business is to sell or buy the goods or services. Though, It may define the trading style of the past centuries but now business is not that much simple. One need to compete strongly to stay in the market, to be the best in every sense and above all being a […]

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 […]

Dropping an Anchor – Strategic Thinking on Centralisation vs Decentralisation

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The chief mate was on the forecastle with the bosun and 3 sailors preparing to anchor the ship. Master was on the bridge of the ship with the second mate, a helmsman and a lookout. The ship had just arrived in the pearl river delta after a long sea voyage, and this being the middle […]

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

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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 […]

Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name

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The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to keep up with the ever more nimble competition. I wrote a blog about the Apple Watch here wondering whether the company had lost its mojo. When I found out about Apple SIM, having written a […]

Five Key Cornerstones of The 5-STAR Business Network

There are five key Cornerstones of success in building and harnessing effective global business networks So what are these 5 key cornerstones of the super networked businesses that lead to these networks being called the 5-STAR Business Networks? As an aid to memory, I have given them mnemonic names in order, shown below (see the […]

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