Our Ideas in Articles

April 2020

In today’s technological world, do firms need people?

Technology has proven invaluable in the fight against the coronavirus but equally invaluable have proven to be the ethos and heroics that people manifested in the progression of this crisis.

The human factor transcended its [...]

March 2020

The coronavirus awakens a new management mentality

What we thought as not relating to us, as happening in someone else’s backyard, all of a sudden, the coronavirus monster appeared front and centre before our eyes and scared us away from our [...]

Urgency: an ally or a foe?

Oftentimes, we hear that managers are advised to create urgency around the situation they face for the purpose of tackling it more effectively.

Is this conception of urgency a fallacy or is there some truth [...]

November 2019

A one-page Market Analysis Framework

 

The framework below originated from my consulting work but the ideas in the four components come to a large extent from the CIIM MBA lectures of professor Gordon Mandry to whom I owe many [...]

July 2019

Τι είναι στρατηγική και πως ο στρατηγικός σχεδιασμός μπορεί να τη στηρίξει

Στρατηγική είναι  το πώς κερδίζουμε στις αγορές, στη μάχη ή σε οποιοδήποτε ανταγωνιστικό παιγνίδι.

Ένας τέτοιος ορισμός είναι σύμφωνος με την διαίσθηση που οι πλείστοι έχουμε για τη στρατηγική. Όμως δεν μας δίνει οποιαδήποτε καθοδήγηση [...]

Strategy and Strategic Planning

Strategy is how we win in the market place, the battle or any other sort of competitive game.

Defining it like this very much agrees with the intuitive sense we have for strategy but does [...]