How will Amazon do in Australia?

Starbucks tanked and Netflix banked. Which way will Amazon go? (9 min video)

Amazon’s Australia launch finally arrived this week and everyone has an opinion about whether they will win big and inflict serous damage on our large retailers;  or if they will underestimate our low density population and subsequent logistics complexity and cost. Two companies, whose performance we may be able to learn from, Starbucks and Netflix […]

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uncork your disruption potential

Get Naked on Innovation and Disruption

It turns out that a fast-hack into innovation and disruption to build TRUST, TRIBES and TRACTION in your organisation comes from treating your employees like customers.   How so ?   Naked Wines promises great wines at wholesale prices delivered to you overnight. Nothing special there. But they go ahead and provide a few twists on the […]

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Low price is not a strategy

What’s that burning smell? Why your market price is toast

The perilous path of perpetually plummeting prices…. ok ok – there is such a thing as tooooo much alliteration The ebbs and flows in business are leading to higher high-water marks in service and lower low-water marks on price. I ordered a journal on line two weeks ago and it took three weeks to come. […]

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How lazy is your strategy?

Your strategy is lazy if it’s… More internally focused than externally leading I see too many company strategies that are straight line, incremental and focus far too much on internal improvements. Savvier are those with a great focus on their customers. But the best leaders have their eyes on the market view and what’s changing. More […]

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3AW

3AW and 2GB Interview with Steve Price and Heidi Armstrong – Disruption and Innovation (18 min radio interview)

Reverse Disruption…   I had a great time talking with these two savvy and generous media folk. As we all know its a jungle out there in business (ha) and we must adapt faster for the future. Hope you enjoy this 18 minute chat on some different angles on disruption – including “reverse disruption”.   […]

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Disruption and Innovation

The three perspectives you need for strategy (6 min video)

Apart from the usual strategic fare on offer on the retro chalkboard – there is also a ‘fun’ moment when I disappear offscreen. Hey – they aren’t Garage Gigs for nuttin’. This episode of Garage Gigs for Growth helps you look at your strategy work in the context of three different approaches to growth. There’s two […]

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Disruptive Innovation growth strategies

Disruptive innovation growth strategies (6 min video)

Garage Gigs for Growth (#5)   This weeks Garage Gig for Growth  provides a framework for understanding the difference between different disruptive innovation growth strategies. It’s a powerful way to think about your growth strategies and the potential for future competition in your market. Disruption and innovation are overused terms and often mentioned together as […]

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FAST-Hacks for Disruptive Strategies

FAST-Hacks for Disruptive Strategies When Amazon decided to acquire Wholefoods and plunge into bricks and mortar food retail… When Netflix decided to invest billions in becoming a content creator instead of just a distributor… When McDonald’s Australia launched McCafe in a world first… When Starbucks moved from coffee wholesaler to retailer… When IBM moved from […]

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