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Advancing Start-Up Growth Hacking: Key Strategies for Thriving with AI and the Creator Economy

Navigating the start-up landscape inevitably brings you face-to-face with the term “growth hacking.” Certainly, understanding its importance is essential. However, the real question now is how to elevate your approach. In today’s rapidly evolving environment, strategies that worked yesterday might not be effective. With the rise of AI, shifting post-Covid habits, and the booming creator… Continue reading Advancing Start-Up Growth Hacking: Key Strategies for Thriving with AI and the Creator Economy

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

Regulators Ramp Up Pressure on Big Tech

On March 25th, the European Commission initiated an investigation into Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), and Meta (formerly Facebook). The concern was over their compliance with the Digital Markets Act, aimed at ensuring fair competition in the EU’s tech sector. This also added pressure on Big Tech. In a parallel move, the US Department of… Continue reading Regulators Ramp Up Pressure on Big Tech

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

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