Tag Archives: competition

Imagine Your Next Innovation

Situation A The economy has picked up, but your sales have dropped off. Competitors’ products work better than yours. Competitors’ product launches are more frequent than yours. The number of competitors is increasing. The sales team is angry – they cannot sell against competitors. The product roadmap is more of the same. The situation is clear – you’re behind your ...

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Why do so many great businesses fail?

Lets Take Another Look by John Persico A few years ago, I started thinking about all of the “mistakes” that management and organizations have made.  There are several books dealing with the subject and various companies, leaders and managers are noted for the blunders they have made in decision making.  For instance, out of the top ten mergers undertaken in ...

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Will Groupon Become Irrelevant?

Groupon is hoping for a $20 billion valuation in its coming IPO. Yes, the company is growing fast, but as I wrote last month that its business model is suspect. And now, in addition to Amazon-backed Living Social, a host of niche competitors are nibbling at Groupon’s heels. More significantly, both Google and Facebook are getting into the online couponing ...

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Win Business from Competitors by Being a Nuisance

A Competitive Strategy Exercise by Mike Brown A tenacious competitor can seem as daunting as a summer heat wave which won’t break for anything. If that describes your competitive strategy position, it can be difficult to devise an innovative strategy to win new business from a tough competitor. There is a creative way to swat back a competitor, however, which ...

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Will Android iPed challenge Apple's iPad?

In martial arts fashion, iPed exploits iPad defense to attack. The iPed has just been released. I first thought it was a typo, but it’s not: the iPed is a Chinese copycat of the iPad, going as far as picking one of the few vowels left by Apple to comically copy the name of its Californian rival. It would be ...

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