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The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

Almost every time I teach the basic concepts of strategy — the five forces framework or the principles of competitive advantage — I get the same question. “These ideas are more than 30 years old,” managers complain. “Isn’t there anything more recent?”<p>Unfortunately, this question demonstrates a lack …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

There Are Still Only Two Ways to Compete

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Back in the early 1960s, the great Boston Consulting Group founder and strategy theorist Bruce Henderson asserted that there was only one way to successfully compete: gain a relative market share advantage over all competitors so as to have lower costs than all of them. The …

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Last summer, Apple surprised almost everyone at WWDC with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac development.<p>The language feels like something Apple would invent. Like several of the languages currently popular in web development, it has a concise, readable syntax …

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Delta Now Brewing Starbucks Coffee at 39,000 Feet

Just a couple months after announcing it would serve craft beer on-board its flights, <b>Delta Airlines</b> would like to cure your altitude-induced hangover with some name-brand coffee. Earlier this week, the airline announced it'll serve coffee by caffeinated mega-corporation <b>Starbucks</b>, with its Pike …

Hyatt creates new brand for modern travelers

LOS ANGELES—Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today announced a new brand—a "lifestyle" hotel chain appealing to the modern traveler. It will be called Hyatt Centric.<p>Hyatt Centric is a full-service brand designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers.<p>It will debut this summer, with more than 15 …

This Site Promises To Be The Yelp Of Services Aimed At Children With Special Needs

<b>The Premise:</b> <br>Yelp for services aimed at children with special needs. Using Love My Provider, parents can anonymously share experiences from and reviews of summer camps, attorneys, physical and speech therapists, tutors, dentists… just about any sort of service provider aimed at children with …

BitTorrent’s encrypted chat app Bleep gets offline messaging that only sends … when both parties are online

BitTorrent today updated its encrypted P2P chat app Bleep with offline messaging support. You can download the new version (warning: It’s still an alpha) from labs.bittorrent.com/bleep.<p>The Bleep team explains why it originally had to forgo the convenience of offline messaging when it began …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.<p>Starting this week, the photo-sharing app will warn you if another app on your phone is saving your pictures. Snapchatters using third-party apps will be forced to change their password. If they refuse, their accounts …

Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa’s new wireless tech will link smartphones with a “kiss”

For the last 16 months a Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa has been shopping a new kind of wireless technology to smartphone and other consumer …

Starbucks opens Military Community Stores

Nov. 7, 2014<p>Starbucks has opened its first two Starbucks Military Community Stores at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington and Joint Base …

Chrome extension encrypts your emails, tweets and status updates

A new breed of relatively easy-to-use encryption and security services like Silent Circle have started popping up ever since Snowden made his revelations last year. One of the newest additions to that growing list is a Chrome browser extension called ShadowCrypt, which encrypts emails, Facebook …

The dark horse rises: Could Yik Yak be the real winner among anonymity apps?

While the tech community was frothing and fretting over the likes of Secret and – to a lesser extent – Whisper earlier this year, a dark cloud was …

Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to focus on groups and teens in particular.<p>The biggest news is that co-founder and CTO Pax Dickinson …

Based on this deleted Josh Miller tweet, Yik Yak may have inspired Facebook’s new anonymity app

When The New York Times reported this week that Facebook was working on an “anonymity app,” the internet lit up with speculation. Many wondered …

The World's First Family Robot Just Got a Little Bit Easier to Buy

Meet Jibo. On track to exist next year, Jibo is being marketed as "the world's first family robot." The bulbous little guy can read to kids in the …

Living Rooms

Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID

If you are creating a new website or mobile app, one of the things you need to worry about most is user login.<p>User login is thorny. Make it too hard, …

Kontakt.io Begins Pre-Orders for WiFi-Enabled Cloud Beacon

Beacons have the potential to radically change how we interact with physical stores, and Kontakt.io believes it has the best products to lead the charge. The company today unveiled its latest device called the Cloud Beacon, which comes with a crucial new feature: Wi-Fi connectivity.<p>Most …

UK Coffee Subscription Service Pact Coffee Raises £2M Series A

Wake up and smell the funding. Pact Coffee, the UK coffee subscription service that delivers freshly roasted beans to your door, has closed a £2 million Series A round led by MMC Ventures.<p>Previous investor Connect Ventures has also participated, as well as Songkick founder Ian Hogarth, Robin Klein …

Ryan Seacrest funded Typo iPhone Keyboard coming in January for $99

Even after six years, some folks just can’t get used to the software keyboard of an iPhone(s aapl). How else do you explain the Typo iPhone Keyboard, …

Gigaom | Feedly partners with RSS apps like Reeder as Google Reader’s end draws near

Advertisement<p>It’s now less than a month before Google (s GOOG) Reader shuts down, meaning that anyone who relies on the service better be testing the …

What Your Coffee Says About You

Doghouse Diaries created a new clever webcomic that carefully explains “What Your Coffee Says About You.”<p>The number of shots of espresso one takes is …

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Caffeinated Owls

David Mottram drew this helpful chart. Which owl are you at this point of the day?<p>Link -via Daily of the Day

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Xbox's Ultimate Game Sale Ends Today<p>Xbox One 7 hours ago<p>Xbox One<p>Funko Unveils the Alfred Hitchcock 'Psycho' Pop Figure<p>Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho 8 …

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