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Buy Your Way In and Accelerate Your Business

July 26, 2013

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I’m chronically dissatisfied. It’s not an unhealthy level of frustration.  I am just always looking for ways to be better and, most often, faster. This need for better and faster shot to the forefront when I was reviewing a new project with my team and it makes for an interesting case. The case highlights a […]

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Strategy’s Impact on Structure – The Good and The Bad

May 14, 2013

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This post continues the discussion we started here in Part I of Structure Follows Strategy. Let me come back to the example of my business in Europe. Again, I was facing the immediate, guttural, visceral reactions from HQ that we need to cut, we need to save, we need to protect the bottom line for […]

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Digging So Deep We Can’t See the Sun

April 11, 2013

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The question today is can we take it too far? Can we over-analyze ourselves into a corner as it relates to strategy? I think the answer is yes. We can take things too far. We can take business analysis so far that we actually get to a point of confusion, where we lack clarity, or […]

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I don’t want to go on the cart!

February 4, 2013

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With all due respect to Monty Python, “I’m not dead yet!” It’s been one hell of a ride the last eight months. I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since the last post.  How time gets away from us sometimes. But the stories I can tell.  Well, the stories I WILL TELL here on […]

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One HUGE Reason to Do Market Research

April 3, 2012

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If I surveyed all of this month’s visitors to the site (and you all answered the survey), I’ll bet we’d end up with a pretty well aligned answer to the “Why do market research?” question.  I’d expect answers like: Identify potential customers Know your customers’ needs and what they value Understand your customer Get feedback […]

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