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The three elements of being a good Strategy Facilitator

We had our house painted recently. After the painters had been going a couple of days, it was clear we had to deal with a not insignificant amount of rotten timber hidden beneath the paint job that had gone up to cover the cracks before we bought the house. So, then came the chippies to […]

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Stop using redundancies as a safety net for lazy strategy

Future Strategy I am not sure when it actually became OK for companies to ‘make the numbers’ by cost cutting with people’s jobs when it is clearly their strategy that sucks. In Australia we don’t have any laws requiring justifications for collective redundancies as they do in some other countries. But it’s not laws I […]

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Are you discounting the impact of disruption?

Are you discounting the impact of disruption?  Sometimes it’s really hard to envisage the full impact of what we first see as small changes. And, even when we see clear evidence that something significant may be going on, we are pretty good at dismissing and explaining away the risks. Any one risky scenario of future […]

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Business Model Innovation is the key to disruption (8 min video)

Garage Gigs for Growth (#9) Using examples of the differences between business model innovation and product innovation for business strategy you can set yourselves up to workshop your own 2018 business growth plan. Changes in communication, transportation, computing and payments technologies has brought about a change to the way consumers and customers shop and buy. […]

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Doing Disruption with distribution (8 min video)

Distribution Model disruption  Garage Gigs for Growth (#8) Tried some new lights this blog….hmmm – seems to have given rise to a skin tone I would describe as ‘Trumps Fake Orange’. But lets not let that distract us from getting after 2018 in a BIG way. Frankly its time for most Aussie businesses to get […]

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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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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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From sewing machines to 3D printers – the great unwinding of the efficiency and productivity era

The First and Second Industrial revolutions pulled people into factories. The rise of mass production dramatically lowered the cost of goods, which in turn spurred demand. In some cases new markets were created. Many of these goods offered people time savings. The combination of being able to access cheaper and cheaper products that also afforded […]

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When is 70% off too much?

When is 70% off too much? Last week both Dick Smith and Laura Ashley (Australia) went into administration. They were founded within 3 years of each other;  Dick Smith (1968), Laura Ashley (Australia, 1971). They both beat most of the odds for a long time. They could have been in the 40% of businesses that […]

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