Do you have a post M&A strategy for the day after?

Unfortunately, often times the typical M&A strategy of a company is focused on getting the deal done. There are the tough negotiations, the emotional roller coaster, the communications wrangling and finally the big day is here where the leaders smile into the... read more

Planning doesn’t have to be the enemy of Agile

Agile, Scrum and sprints are the current buzzwords when it comes to how managers are supposed to organize the work processes in their enterprises. In contrast, strategic planning has fallen out of favour in the views of many CEOs who are tempted to copy emerging... read more

Customers First? How About Noncustomers First?

One of the first steps of the blue ocean shift process is to identify the demand that exists beyond your existing industry. These are your noncustomers: buyers that don’t buy into your industry, product or service yet, which you can convert into new customers. But how... read more

How to create an emotional bond with your customers?

“It’s better to have 100 people who love you than finding a million who just sort of like you. Build your business one person at a time. Just focus on 100 people. “ Paul Graham, VC investor’s advice to the AirBnB founder.   Brand communities are coveted as one of... read more

If you can’t beat them… join them

如果你不能击败他们,加入他们 “If you can’t beat them… join them”. This famous business proverb describes succinctly how Europe and the West in general could be looking at Chinese companies’ developed appetite for foreign markets. Nowadays, not a week goes by where we do not... read more