Compete or collaborate

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From Walter Kiechel’s The Lords of Strategy: “Once you start from the idea that the unit of competitive advantage is not necessarily the corporation, as conventionally defined … it’s like in biology, going from thinking of competition among animals to thinking of competition among genes. The generation of strategic thinking we’re now entering challenges the earlier ontological assumptions. It says that … Read More

The growth problem

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Creating growth in business is no more complicated than planting and maintaining a garden. Most importantly there is the issue of context.  Are you aware of what your environment will support?  Are you planting indoors or outdoors?  What time of year is it? Next, what are you looking to grow?  Is this the right climate and time of year to … Read More

What’s next?

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Is it possible to opt out of participating in a recession or economic downturn? Taking a long view and committing to a core set of values can help you avoid calamity.  As does being open to new ideas that can help your company develop new products or services. Once a company starts to slide it can become more difficult to … Read More