Tag Archives: strategy

The Unexpected Demise of the Constantly Moving Happiness Machine.

Posted on 20. jul, 2010 by .

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We take our world of brands and consumers for granted. It is as if it could not be different. So, it is worth us taking a few minutes to consider the origins of our consumerist society and then to discuss the ways in which it might be changing. The changes have many potential implications for business and supply chain strategy.

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Does the Balanced Scorecard tell the whole picture about Strategic Capabilities?

Posted on 21. abr, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español mas abajo) The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has become a standard de facto, widely used in many corporations to support strategy formulation and execution. And capabilities, the drivers of competitive advantage (and the main topic of this blog) are key components of any sound business strategy. Is it possible that firms that have […]

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Strategy in the Tech Age. Part two.

Posted on 24. feb, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) Analysts like to describe the adoption of a new technology as constituting a bell curve. Most famously, Everett Rogers’ work on the diffusion of innovations, shows how different people tend to respond in different ways when confronted by the challenge and opportunity of new technology.Geoffrey Moore’s later work sets out […]

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Strategy in the Tech Age. Part One

Posted on 15. feb, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) A central point made by Clayton Christensen in ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ is that companies very often fail in spite of the fact that they are seemingly well-managed. Management focuses on customer satisfaction, on growth, on optimising the cost-base, and maximising the productivity of all resources. These are the prescriptions of […]

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How capabilities are related to strategy?

Posted on 09. feb, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) The Long Conversation approach argues that the development of organizational capabilities (e.g. technology mastery, workplace practice, talent management … etc) can be better understood through an emergent and diligent learning process.    One question immediately comes to mind:  “Yes, but what capabilities should our corporation be developing?  Are all capabilities equally […]

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