The success rate data on mergers and acquistions is not great. Following personal experience, I was intrigued as to whether learnings neuroscience might help nudge up the success rate. Applying the SCARF model to my experiences was insightful.
The COVID crisis has impacted many businesses – but can changes in market dynamics present an opportunity for future growth?
2020 is approaching to the end. Needless to say, it has been a very hectic year and the best wishes on January 1st, 2021 will have a specific meaning. I do not remember any year in my career where so many aspects of the business have been impacted
Quantitative decision matrices hide richness needed to develop and select winning strategies. The Strategy Alternatives Matrix (SAM) addresses this critical flaw, where possible choices are allowed to evolve over time enabling the emergence of a favoured strategy – hence “The Emergent Approach to Strategy™ ”. The SAM can be thought of as an ecosystem where strategy alternatives are species competing for survival.
Especially in B2B companies, the product management function is key to profitable growth. Despite its importance, and an obvious stepping stone to business leadership, the role is often misunderstood or poorly defined.
Finding the key bottleneck to achieving your aspiration brings focus to both strategy design and execution. Root cause analysis techniques can be powerful tools to expose the hidden bottleneck.
Francesc Guell shares some thoughts comparing market back, design thinking based pull innovation with technological push innovation.
For productive innovation, experience shows that most successful companies tend to be those that start from strategy, rather than just ideation.