Category Archives: Business Strategy

Would you start your business again today?

“If we weren’t already in this business, would we enter it today? And if not, what are we going to do about it?” – Peter Drucker

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Have you considered deliberate obsolescence?

“How can we become the company that would put us out of business?” – Danny Meyer

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Are you standing out in the marketplace?

“Bottom line, to compete in the marketplace you need to produce something that is new, better and different.” – Nell Merlino

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Is your business concentrating on the 3R’s?

There are 3R’s for business success:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Revenue
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Does your mobile strategy make it easier for customers to do business with you?

“Like most retailers, Walgreens has a physical store strategy and a mobile strategy. They started out with QuickPrints for photos; what you used to do is take pictures on your camera and upload them to the Walgreens website. They realized … Continue reading

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Which type of specialist are you?

Larry Downes and Paul Nunes suggest in their book, Big Bang Disruption, that successful businesses have only four kinds of specialization available to them in today’s rapidly-changing world:

  • Inventors – Researchers that create better and cheaper technologies.
  • Designers – Specialists in combining off-the-shelf component parts to create new products and services.
  • Producers – Experts in providing component parts for ecosystems where demand can rise and fall dramatically and suddenly.
  • Assemblers – Process experts who use the designs and parts of others to manufacture finished goods on demand.
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