Our Ideas in Articles

June 2021

Critical mass in business

Who wouldn’t want a tool that identifies problems early avoiding the inaction or complacency that comes from not knowing and not pinning down where the trouble is?

To respond to this, we introduce here the [...]

January 2021

The supply chain as a tool for developing strategy

We have been doing some work for a restaurant chain that, under the severe COVID restrictions, has been forced to consider alternatives among them the possibility of adding delivery services.

The question we have been [...]

December 2020

What’s wrong with our ethics?

Wrong is wrong, even if everyone does it, even if nobody dares speak against it.

Right is right, even if no one is doing it, even if nobody dares support it, even if naysayers say [...]

Managing by Appreciative Inquiry

When we focus to correct an organization for deficiencies, what we are trying to do is to make that organization better. But better in relation to what? In relation to what it was in [...]

September 2020

A two-stage framework for crafting strategy

When crafting a business strategy, don’t focus on competitors only.

Business Strategy aims to achieve and maintain a favourable posture for the company by influencing the equilibrium between the elements that shape the competing market [...]

July 2020

Strategy in verse

The 3rd of our recent articles on strategy:

Strategy

Is so many things

In so many different ways

That makes it hard

To tell what strategy is

But when we see it done

We can tell

A strategy was there!

 

What a creature

Strategy [...]