The strategy idea maze

A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin defines strategy as an integrated set of choices that uniquely positions a firm to create sustainable competitive advantage and superior value relative to their competitors. Beside its use in military, the use of strategy in business is relatively new. Strategy as a function

Change Management in High-Growth Firms

IntroductionIn many developed countries, a large amount of net employment growth (>50%) has been found to be concentrated in a small percentage of high-growth firms (<5%) which are defined as firms “growing at least 20% yearly for at least 3 consecutive years, with a base year revenue of

The Concept of Ideal Strategy and its Realization

Bottom line: Many of the organizations use various strategies to define, plan and reach their objectives. In this paper, the author looked at competitive strategies (Red Ocean), monopoly strategy (Blue Ocean), sustainable strategy (Green Ocean) and unethical strategy for survival (Black Ocean) to develop the concept of optimum strategy which

The Positive Impact of Strategic Planning on Small Firm Growth

Bottom line: At PNR, we are big fans of strategic planning. Most organisations struggle with strategic planning, and are even less effective when it comes to its execution. We’ve solved this challenge by applying the principles of agility to the highest levels of an organisation. By implementing our Agile

Making Fast Strategic Decisions in High-Velocity Environments

Bottom line: As we saw in Schumpeter’s Ghost: Is Hypercompetition Making the Best of Times Shorter?, we are currently living in a world where the duration of sustained competitive advantage has shortened over time. Managers react to this hyper-competitive environment by switching from building and sustaining a single advantage

Coopetition for radical innovation: technology, market and business model perspectives

In the last 40 years, the financial value of tangible and intangible assets have completely reversed. Tangible assets are physical things (e.g.: machinery, buildings, inventory), whereas intangible assets are the results of intellectual work (e.g.: patents, trademarks, goodwill, brand recognition). As intangible assets become increasingly important, the costs

Business Model: What it is and What it is not

Executive SummaryIn my last paper How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions? we looked at how VCs do investments selection and what they think are the main drivers of value creation. I got roasted a bit on Hacker News because the survey did not include the notion of traction, revenue and

Do Great Companies Stay Great ?

Executive SummaryThe Credit Suisse research team is one of my favourites as they always publish interesting papers. In this paper, the authors wanted to look at the stickiness of corporate profitability. They found that good companies tend to remain good companies, poor companies tend to remain mediocre. They also found
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