Developing Cross cultural Know-How

Can you drink rice wine with a group of dignitaries in China and stay sober, as a virility challenge? This was the initiation challenge faced by the author, which prompted further elicitation of practical wisdom on global management. Some people see the world as increasingly converging, and in one sense that is right. Go to [...]

By | May 24th, 2010|News|

A Model of Innovation Resistance

Innovations impose change on the consumer. and resistance to change is a normal consumer response. Not all change is necessarily healthy and resistance on its own merit may be desirable and useful.   The vast literature on innovations has predominantly restricted itself to the adoption and diffusion perspectives (Gatignon & Robertson, 1985). In fact, this [...]

By | April 26th, 2010|Innovation, News|

Cut Costs, Grow Stronger

To reduce expenses for the long term and lead the way to recovery, start by taking a strategic view of your capabilities.   To find out more about cutting costs and growing stronger please click on the link below. Cut Costs, Grow Stronger

By | April 23rd, 2010|News, Strategy|

How to do a Turnaround in 5 (not so easy) Steps

"I’ve had my fair share of distressed situations over the years, and I know there’s no shortage of turnaround situations in this environment. So I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned from some hard experiences."   As an ex-pat active in emerging markets, I’m usually called in when things look pretty bad. I’ve [...]

By | April 23rd, 2010|News, Strategy|

What is Disruptive Innovation?

Scott Anthony, co-author of "The Innovator's Guide to Growth" introduces the concept of disruptive innovation.

By | April 22nd, 2010|News, Strategy|

Michael Porter on Competitiveness

Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard, addresses the Columbus Partnership on competitiveness for a region and its urban areas.

By | April 22nd, 2010|News|

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy

An Interview with Michael E. Porter, Professor, Harvard University. Porter's five competitive forces is the basis for much of modern business strategy. Understand the framework and how to put it into practice.

By | April 22nd, 2010|News, Strategy|

Networking Is More Than Lots of Names

Networking is more than having a hefty collection of business cards and attending A-list parties. Heidi Roizen has been a Silicon Valley CEO, a venture capitalist, and a corporate board member but “the homework never ends,” she told Stanford Graduate School of Business students.   Heidi Roizen may be one of the best-connected executives in [...]

By | April 22nd, 2010|News, Strategy|

The Innovator’s DNA

A major new study involving some 3,500 executives has highlighted the key skills that innovative and creative entrepreneurs need to develop.   The six-year-long research into disruptive innovation by INSEAD professor Hal Gregersen, Jeffrey Dyer of Brigham Young University and Clayton Christensen of Harvard, outlines five 'discovery' skills you need. But, says Gregersen, you don’t [...]

By | April 22nd, 2010|News, Strategy|

New Business Model Innovation – LEGO Returns to Core Competencies for Fun and Profit

In 2004, the LEGO empire teetered on the edge of ruin—loss had steadily increased since 1998, leaving the famous toymaker with heavy lifting and a sagging bottom line. But in the years following 2004 LEGO emerged: stronger, lighter and faster.   How? By seeking out and listening to the unmet needs of consumers, developing products [...]

By | April 22nd, 2010|News, Strategy|