Two Misplaced Debates In Business Strategy

Two Misplaced Debates In Business Strategy Of all debates in international business strategy, two stand out: The first debate revolves around the nature of world market environment, whether world markets are global, multinational or semi-global. The second debate revolves around the dilemma of global vis-a-vis local strategy, that is, the trade-off between global standardization and…

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World’s Real Job Creators

The World’s Real Job Creators Global growth is beginning to move away from Europe and the U.S. and other multinational companies are emerging as key players in the international scene.   From 2008 to 2011,  the top 100 companies from emerging national grew an average of 16% annually. It is believed that by 2020,  emerging…

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Future Trends – Sensing the Future

Future Trends – Sensing the Future  GE is focused on an “Industrial Internet” concept.   The idea is that industrial equipment would take with each other and share data intended to improve operations.  Intelligent sensors would be part of this equation. Why is this important?  The article offers an example,  “companies use our gas turbines…

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Sustainability, Innovation and Profits

Sustainability, Innovation and Profits  Since 2010, MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group have been charting how organizations have tackled sustainability-related challenges — from resource scarcity to customer demands for healthier products — with innovations that create business value. Our 2010 study found Sustainability Embracers, who firmly believe that sustainability is necessary to…

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4 Lessons The Shifting Legal Sector

4 Lessons The Shifting Legal Sector There was a recent report highlighting the fact that the legal sector will never return to its pre-recession heyday . The report was jointly produced by the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor. Too many lawyers, chasing not enough…

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The Power of Intent

The Power of Intent Understanding and communicating intent is rarely given much importance in business. Goals and vision are shared as carefully curated documents, or through great speeches created by well-oiled communications machines. CEOs forget that if the intent of these plans isn’t aligned with the communication, people may be impressed, but deep down inside,…

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Quality as business strategy, Raffles & Fairmont grand opening

Quality as business strategy Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service. — Joan Didion   For the first time in two decades, on Feb. 7, Makati City welcomed new luxury hotels with the grand opening of the 32-suite Raffles Hotel and 280-room Fairmont Hotel by…

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The Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing

With over 1.1 billion members, Facebook is a rewarding social media platform, but it can be a mystery as to who is enjoying the spoils.  A study noted in an Adweek article claimed media plans that included Facebook offered a 24% increase in sales than those without the popular platform. Businesses large and small have jumped on…

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Barclays – Strategic Review

Antony Jenkins, Barclays PLC (“Barclays”), Group Chief Executive said today: “Barclays is changing. We intend to change what Barclays does and how we do it and have set out clear commitments against which our progress can be measured. Our goal is to make Barclays the ‘Go-To’ bank for all our stakeholders.   The strategic review…

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Top Company in S&P 500

Top Company in S&P 500 - according to Bloomberg Businessweek Comments by [googleplusauthor].  Actavis was identifed by Bloombery Businessweek as the top company in S&P 500 – in terms of “best recent performance and outlook for the future.”  Actavis is a generic drugmaker. It is projected that their generic sales will grow 65% from 2011 to…

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