Garage Gigs for Growth (#7) 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 […]
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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. […]
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”. […]
The three perspectives you need for strategy (6 min video)
Garage Gigs for Growth (#6) 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 […]
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 […]
The difference between Disruption and Innovation (Podcast 41 mins)
I was very pleased to be a guest on David Frizzell’s Team Guru podcast. We talk about the difference between Disruption and Innovation with lots of examples.
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 […]