Posts Tagged ‘strategy’

Nestle’s strategy in a period of recession focuses on nutrition values from its sweet products. The Economist has an article about this, questioning whether the shift towards healthy chocolates and sweets is advantageous in present times. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, the firm’s chairman, and Paul Bulcke, its chief executive, hope to transform the food company into the […]


When prices go up, better say, rush up, people would stop buying so much, would look for alternatives … But in the case of oil prices, everyone keeps being stubborn! People cannot live without cars, cars eat up oil! Oil reached today $140 !!! (FT.com, June 16 2008, Oil hits new record near $140) The […]


Today, while researching for my 48h case-exam, I found a great article (Strategy’s strategist: An interview with Richard Rumelt), on The McKinsey Quarterly, on strategy planning. “A value denial is a business opportunity. Every change and innovation creates new value denials. People wanted to buy music à la carte and keep 10,000 songs on their […]


“The broader an actor’s network connections, the more likely the actor will be to identify suitable potential exchange partners.” (Rangan, 2000). That means the broader the network one is part of, the more chances to succeed (s)he has. This is mainly due to potential for knowledge transfer, access to new technologies, info etc. To give […]


Strategy is….

06May08

…the determination of the basic long-term goals and objectives of an enterprise, and the adoption of courses of action and the allocation of resources necessary for carrying out these goals – Alfred Chandler …the pattern of onjectives, purposes or goals, and the major policies and plans for achieving these goals, stated in such a way […]


John Hagel in his book, which I am now reading – “The only sustainable edge”, suggests that: “any innovation-driven strategy will likely falter unless we fundamentally reframe our strategic thinking at three levels: reconceive sources of strategic advantage master new mechanisms to build advantage adopt new approaches for developing strategy”


“Suppose you were able to construct a work life that meets the following three tests. First, you are doing work for which you have a genetic or God-given talent, and perhaps you could become one of the best in the world in applying that talent. (“I feel I was just born to be doing this.”) […]