Tag Archives: strategy

Do you suffer from orgasnizational ADD?

I ran across two very interesting young guys the other week, both of whom drilled home a perennial business lesson: focus! In a parallel life I was a police firearms instructor, and I still follow the field a bit.  One … Continue reading

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And the tragedy continues..

I have posted several times about J.C. Penny. (Just search the archives for J.C. Penny). In my last post, I suggested the Board of Directors was to blame for this debacle. And now they are compounding the problem. They have … Continue reading

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The right results

I was walking through O’Hare yesterday (got lucky and beat a big snow storm out of town) and saw the ad pictured here. The ad got my attention because it was about strategy meeting the real world. We focus on … Continue reading

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The resurrection of MySpace?

MySpace announced their awaited refocus yesterday. This refocus: no surprise, is back to their roots of Gen Y music-oriented people. Their new president, Michael Jones, is quoted as saying, “Over time, MySpace got very broad and lost its focus…” Ya think! … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned … or Not

In the April 6 2009 issue of Ad Age, Al Ries wrote an interesting article on the cost of damaging your brand for short term gain during a recession. His position, with which I agree is stated in the first sentence … Continue reading

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Culture vs. Strategy

It was reported last Friday that Republic Airways had “won” the right to buy Frontier Airlines despite a lower bid than Southwest Airlines submitted. Both companies have valid strategic reasons to buy Frontier, and Southwest’s larger size allowed them to … Continue reading

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Seven Steps To Value Acceleration (Part 3)

When Ralph and I published our book Value Acceleration, we were asked for ideas on the steps to take to get Value Acceleration for your company. We came up with seven. We will post them here over the next several of … Continue reading

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It’s about focus

Not to sound like a broken record, but companies that focus tend to do better than companies that do not. If for no other reason than because they can become great and relevant at something, which assuming that is something … Continue reading

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