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The Four Types of Business Strategies

Summary The challenge with strategy frameworks lies in their ability to evaluate the attractiveness of opportunities and the viability of strategies. However, they often fall short in aiding the identification of opportunities or the initial creation of strategies. This article presents a new framework, informed by an in-depth analysis of creativity literature. This framework aims… Continue reading The Four Types of Business Strategies

Mastering Storytelling in Sales: A Guide to Persuasion

Summary To excel in sales, mastering the art of persuasion through compelling storytelling is key. This involves actively listening, making emotional connections, and understanding the customer’s perspective. Effective communication in this manner can accelerate your growth in sales. However, a common mistake is focusing solely on what sets your product or service apart, without considering… Continue reading Mastering Storytelling in Sales: A Guide to Persuasion

The Age of Quasi-Mergers in Global Business

In today’s interconnected business landscape, traditional mergers are giving way to a new phenomenon known as quasi-mergers. This article delves into the dynamics of quasi-mergers in global business. Moreover, it provides insights from industry leaders such as Disney, Ford, and Microsoft, showcasing strategies for navigating the complexities of the modern business environment.   The Rise… Continue reading The Age of Quasi-Mergers in Global Business

Elevating Performance: Systemic Solutions Over Individual Productivity

Leaders consistently strive to enhance individual productivity, including their own. Yet, this endeavour often stalls at the surface level of time management training provided by the HR department. These sessions cover merits and drawbacks of techniques like Inbox Zero, the Pomodoro method, the Eisenhower matrix, Getting Things Done. They also explore numerous other methods promising… Continue reading Elevating Performance: Systemic Solutions Over Individual Productivity

Breaking Barriers: The Average Age of Thriving Start-up Founders Is 45

Synopsis There is a widespread belief that the most triumphant entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were all in their early twenties when they kick-started what became game-changing companies. But does this notion hold true across the board? Surprisingly, the average age of entrepreneurs when they establish their companies is 42.… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: The Average Age of Thriving Start-up Founders Is 45

ESG Initiatives and Shareholder Value Creation: Two Key Factors

A significant critique of corporate sustainability has historically been its perceived prioritization over shareholders’ interests. This prioritisation potentially conflicts with managers’ fiduciary duty. However, in 2016, Professors Aaron Yoon, George Serafeim, and Mozaffar Khan published the paper “Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality” that began to challenge this notion. The research demonstrated that considering financially… Continue reading ESG Initiatives and Shareholder Value Creation: Two Key Factors

The Power of Dissonance: Why Conflicting Ideas Reinforce Business Strategies

In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, successful strategies are those that embrace a portfolio of options, rather than rigid roadmaps. A recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article emphasized the importance for companies to adopt strategies based on radical optionality. The article argues that conflicting ideas reinforce business strategies. This is particularly applicable to our current… Continue reading The Power of Dissonance: Why Conflicting Ideas Reinforce Business Strategies

Setting the stage for success: 10 tips to kickstart your business

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Have you decided to board on your own entrepreneurial journey? If so, it is very important to be ready for a demanding period of acquainting yourself with the market, exploring funding options, and acquiring new skills. Here is a list of 10 tips to help you kickstart your business on a positive note.   Think… Continue reading Setting the stage for success: 10 tips to kickstart your business

Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

During the years before the Covid-19 pandemic, health systems and hospital acquisitions by private equity (PE) firms increased significantly. This increase triggered discussions on how the growing influence of private equity in the U.S. healthcare sector would impact costs, quality, and accessibility. We however may consider tailoring recommendations and concentrating on certain strategies before labeling… Continue reading Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

Second growth engine: what is it and how to develop one?

Second growth engine: what is it and how to develop one?

In the quest for growth, companies traditionally relied on leveraging their core capabilities in adjacent markets. However, a new trend has emerged, with companies now focusing on constructing second growth engine–referred to as “engine twos” by Bain’s Zook and Allen. This shift has become even more critical as, over the last five years, 60% of… Continue reading Second growth engine: what is it and how to develop one?