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Thank Goodness McDonald’s Wasn’t Like JC Penney

I have previously noted how JC Penney hired Ron Johnson to create a growth strategy for the company. He implemented a new strategy, and as anyone would likely realize, sales went down. Why, as I wrote in the prior post, … Continue reading

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Gaining Competitive Advantage With Your Business Model

As I have written about before, companies can gain advantage from their business model. Consider some popular examples: Amazon.com: It starting as a bookstore and now is a global online “department store” that delivers. As competitors look to keep up,¬†Amazon … Continue reading

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Clever Re-purposing

In the “olden days” (maybe 20 years ago) public telephones were ubiquitous in airports. The space was profitable to the airport as the provider paid for the privilege of offering the phone service and collecting the revenue from those phone … Continue reading

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What got you here, won’t get you there

In the October 25 issue of Business Week there was an interesting article about Dells’ Do Over. The focus of the article was on “How Michael Dell is trying to change almost everything about the company he founded.” Why? Because … Continue reading

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If you started all over again…

Over the years I have posed a question to my audiences and clients that comes in two forms: 1. If you could start your business all over again today,¬†what would the new business look like? 2. If you were to … Continue reading

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Innovation: Where’s the leverage

Innovation is still getting a lot of press, most recently we read an interesting piece in Business Week. (Can’t find it on their site, so no link, sorry.) In the September 22nd issue they published some results from the 2008 … Continue reading

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