The Death of A Business
The death of a business is not like a car crash and as sudden as many tend to presume, but disasters do happen whether you are prepared for them or not.
History shows us that the warning signs for an industry or business are often present 1 – 3 years before disaster […]
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As entrepreneurs, we are always talking about things like strategy, innovation, products, services and the competition, but we very rarely if ever […]
The fourth industrial revolution has begun. Across all industries, the acceleration of innovation and the velocity of disruption are hard to comprehend or anticipate, even for the best connected and most well informed companies.
There is clear evidence that the technologies that underpin this revolution are creating entirely new ways of serving existing needs and enable […]
We live in an era of risk and instability. Globalization, new technologies, and greater transparency have combined to upend the business environment and give many business leaders a deep sense of unease.
Market leadership is proving to be increasingly illusive. Advances in technology, the threat of new entrants and a digitally connected business environment is making […]
On two recent podcasts, here and here, we discussed the future of the industrial advertising complex and made a prediction that big brands would take their agency competencies in house, which this week came true:
So why is this type of acquisition happening in the market?
Well, here’s my take on it…
A Diminishing Traditional Value Exchange
Big brands have paid […]
The Impact of Digitization On Business
Our digital business consultancy was built to help business executives and business owners navigate the consistently changing business environment.
We work with technology, data and design lead thinking to help our clients do this and we have had some amazing successes, which you can read out about here.
Our clients have typically […]
The ambition to disrupt markets with new innovative products and services is on the rise. This ambition is especially prevalent in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs building startups love to talk about disruption — though few really understand the term.
There is an important distinction between efficiency, sustainable and disruptive innovations — namely that instead of making products better or more […]
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Every time. This is especially true in the world of startups. I liken a startup to flying a plane, and then attempting to build the engine in mid-air. The engine in this case is the team and culture that powers the plane, but without the right culture — startup founders can quickly […]
I used to play Street Fighter a lot as a young boy. Like a lot.
And it turns out that I was not the only one. The release of the game had an unexpected impact on gaming and was the beginning of a massive phenomenon. It was launched in 1987 and by 1995, sales of Street […]
I’ve recently finished reading a book called “The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid” which I highly recommend you read if you are interested in understanding the behaviour of mass market consumers and how brands can create literally make a fortune out of low income earners.
This reminded me of Stokvels that we have here […]