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How Will You Win (Strategically Speaking)?

Even if your “Where to Play” is not particularly unique, there are always ways to win. Case in point: corner coffee shops, so common they’re found in just about every town and city on the planet. Nothing at all special or unusual about that space. Who wins in that unremarkable market? Starbucks. Continue reading

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Business Model Innovation Delivers Fresher, Cheaper Food

There is no doubt that people are becoming more interested in where their food came from and with meat prices rising (especially here in the United States with widespread drought in some areas) people are also becoming more concerned with the cost. Zaycon Foods is leveraging a business model that’s better for the environment, farmers, and consumers. Continue reading

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Ken Smith wraps up his series “Selling Innovation” with the start-up checklist. Continue reading

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Innovation means Winners & Losers

What should you do if you see new technologies, innovations and business models that threaten your business? Develop a plan. Continue reading

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Peter Doyle ponders an apocalyptic vision of the future, Russell Crowe, the survivalist marketplace, and climate change. Continue reading

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What Religions Can Learn from Microsoft

I have no idea whether making Microsoft products available on just about all platforms will succeed in boosting Microsoft’s revenues, but clearly Microsoft has come to realize that a closed system – trying to control people and force them to use your product cannot succeed these days – as people will simply stop using your product. Continue reading

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The innovation economy shifts daily. New or updated products and services change the landscape at an ever increasing rate, and occasionally a truly disruptive innovation enters the market forcing incumbents to alter plans while opening up new opportunities for the latest crop of fast followers. Continue reading

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