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Post-it Notes Teams Up With Evernote To Bridge Analog And Digital

Though 3M considers Post-it Notes a healthy business–it sells tens of billions of stickies each year–it is attempting to bridge the analog and digital world by teaming up with Evernote to offer co-branded products (and a complimentary 30-day premium Evernote subscription). Using their smartphone …

Improving board governance: McKinsey Global Survey results

Directors are savvier about strategy than in 2011, still struggle to get their arms around risk management, and can learn more from boards with the …

Philips Electronics’ Balanced Scorecard | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative | NC State University

In the early 1990s, researchers Robert Kaplan and David Norton developed the “balanced scorecard (1).” Their concept was to expand the focus of …

Tiger air becomes part of Virgin

Virgin Australia is back in the budget travel business after inking its 60 per cent stake in the newly-rebranded Tigerair Australia.<p>The partial …

Due diligence in China: Art, science, and self-defense

Widespread delisting of Chinese companies has investors rethinking due diligence and looking harder for subtle clues that something is amiss.<p><b>It’s not</b> …

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EVALUATING STRATEGY

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Why Startups Are Taking Networking Offline

On April 30, Kate Jackson had the enterprise high.<p>At The Next Women European Pitch event in central London, Kate was one of several female entrepreneurs pitching her startup to a board of investors. Dressed in jeans and Converse, Kate’s was the evening’s final pitch. But everything about it-the …

Vine shares on Twitter plunge after video debuts on Instagram

Instagram video may be putting a dent in Vine's growth. As noted by <i>MarketingLand</i>, in the week since Instagram added video, Vine links on Twitter seem to have dropped precipitously. Data from the analytics firm Topsy, which has access to the full firehose of Twitter data, showed the number of shared …

Out Of Print

narrated by Meryl Streep, draws us into the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the …

IMPLEMENTING STRATEGY

COMMON STRATEGY TOOLS, MODELS FRAMEWORKS

CORPORATE STRATEGY DIVERSIFICATION

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

BUSINESS STRATEGY CHOICES

VISION, MISSION GOALS

CONSIDERING THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT

STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE ETHICS

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The scary reality of China’s debt crisis

The headlines today were awash with relief that China’s liquidity crisis has subsided, as the central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), finally came to the aid of banks after a week-long standoff. But it’s hard to look at this chart and see cause for relief:<p>“Keep in mind 8-9% is right on the …

Bank of China

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A Shrewd Strategy For Competing In A Diverse World Market Environment

Of all large companies that have successfully expanded into world markets, four stand out: Yum Brands, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Procter & Gamble, and Diageo—the products of all four companies have conquered almost every market around the world, even market sanctuaries like Japan and China. What’s the …

This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful

Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At …

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Niche Craftsmen

The hands of wood worker and board builder Martijn Stiphout, busy at the bandsaw rather than the keyboard.<p>New technologies are eroding old barriers …

Four Lessons Amazon Learned From Webvan's Flop

Only one father of the dot-com boom is still innovating today — Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. And one of Bezos’ innovation initiatives is its grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh — that also happens to be competing in an e-commerce vertical market with inherently low profitability.<p>After all, the $603 …

People joining the US workforce today are less educated than those leaving it

Things are looking grim for young Americans starting work.<p>According to a new report on the state of US education from the Council on Foreign Relations, Americans going into the labor force today are less educated than those retiring from it. This phenomenon is unique among developed countries. For …

Demographics

What Are the Driving Forces of PESTLE Analysis?

Here are some examples of key drivers for PESTLE Analysis<p>The list below is just a starting point. The analysis should be run in the context of your …