Category: Strategy

How would an E-Commerce Company get into Retail? – Part 2

There are so many disastrous results of Companies going into Retail. It usually starts this way: How difficult can it be to sell Merchandise in Stores? Rent a proper sized Space at a good Location, […]

How would an E-Commerce Company get into Retail? Part 1/2

Up to now, only a few pure online Shops dared to venture into Brick and Mortar Retail. But there is increasing Evidence for this long-expected Move: Apple and the Xiaomi lost their market lead in China, […]

What Google Inc. has to teach about Management

Larry Page and Sergey Brin took a look at management theory and were not impressed: Too much hearsay, too little data. There’s got to be a better way to manage companies. So google made their own rules. […]

The Doom Loop of Strategic Inaptitude

The bullet is coming. It is coming straight at your company. Everyone can see it. Meetings are set-up  and action plans are conceived to prevent the bullet from hitting. There are endless presentations about the bullets velocity, […]

Sources of Strategic Inaptitude

Most companies do not have a strategy. There is consensus in management literature  about this fact. Why do most executives fail their companies in the realm of strategy? Let’s see what leading economists, managers and […]

7 Signs of Ethical Failure: Good and Bad organizational Politics

No politics! Politics is perceived to be a shady, back-room dealing, mischievous activity which should have no place in an organization. Everyone should speak honest and truthfully and promote the best interests of an organization: […]

Exponential Organizations – a way forward for traditional companies?

An “exponential organization” as defined by Salim Ismael is a business model that is poised to take advantage from the digital revolution. It leverages the abundant nature of information goods to transform business models of […]

Abundance will transform the world

If the classical models of organization are not sufficient to withstand the challenges of a more digital, faster and uncertain world: Which organizational model is? Imitating silicon valley may do the trick for software companies, but […]

Going digital? Learn the economic laws of Information first

Digitalization! A battle cry in most companies these days. Before entering this battle, managers should know that even so economic rules have not changed, economic factors costs have changed dramatically. Hal Varian, nowadays chief economist at […]

Whats your companies level of ignorance?

If management is a craft that can be learned and perfected over time – are you actively pursuing excellence in management or are you taking on things as they come along? Moreover: Is your company actively […]