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Business Acumen in Short Supply but Greater Demand

Blog post by on August 31, 2011

Business acumen is keenness and quickness at understanding and dealing with business situations in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. (Wikipedia) There is a new elite group emerging—those who quickly grasp changing …

Dealing with Increasing Business Complexity

Blog post by on March 8, 2011

Growing complexity in business is a problem! An IBM study reported that the vast majority of business leaders recognize increasing complexity as one of their top business challenges. Yet, less than half of these leaders believe their …

Why are Clever Executives Failing?

Blog post by on March 3, 2011

Why didn’t General Motors or Blockbuster see it coming? Thousands of companies of all sizes, focusing on doing better what they are already do. don’t see it coming. With hindsight the mistakes are clear. Yet, GM and …

Brands versus the Customer Experience

Blog post by on April 29, 2010

For at least the past 5 years, the tried-and-true formulas to boost sales and market shares of brands have been become increasingly irrelevant and losing traction with customers. (John Gerzema and Ed Lebar, The Trouble with Brands) …