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Fighting on Price? Who is your Amazon?
A strategy where you mainly compete on price has little going for it, except that its pretty quick and easy to alter. Its also pretty easy to copy, be undercut and set new lows for the market you are in. Being the lowest price when you have worked hard to achieve the lowest cost is, […]
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 […]
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”. […]
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 […]
Are you pissing off your Intrapreneurs?
It was terrible. Head office was sending strategies from the US that just weren’t working in Asia Pac. And it was like no one wanted to know what wasn’t working. People were ticking boxes, making sure they were using the rhetoric of the day. The way to get ahead was not to rock the boat […]
There are 24 Business Models. Period.
There are 24 Business Models. Period. Whether you are an Intrapreneur or an Entrepreneur, you frequently hear about the need to find, innovate, decide or shift your business model. But what does that mean? What does one look like? Amazon, Netflix, Uber and Airbnb changed the prevailing business models in their industries – didn’t they? […]
Intrapreneurs are your early warning system
In 1986, in Britain’s mining industry, there were 200 redundancies issued. It was an underground movement to replace these jobs with technology. Those made redundant weren’t as disappointed as you might think even though they received no severance pay. In fact, they remained quite chirpy despite losing their jobs. Canaries had been used in […]
Entrepreneurial Strategy, not just for entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs haven’t changed but the world they live in has Once upon a time, If you investigate who coined the term Entrepreneur you’ll see Jean- Baptiste Say (1767-1842) widely credited as doing so around 1800. Whilst it’s true he popularised it, he was not the originator. That accolade goes to an Irish economist and financier […]
War for Talent is so yesterday. It’s a war for Intrapreneurs
It doesn’t much matter which stats and odds you look at (and we’ll get to a few in a minute), business longevity is falling. At the same time there is an increasingly attractive world to employees outside our larger institutions, for employment and entrepreneurship. Capital and knowledge have become more accessible in the digital, sharing […]