Here you will find breaking news about strategic challenges being faced by companies today!
Music Industry Timeline and its evolution. This is a great pictorial on the evolution of an industry with excellent links to the strategic issues facing the music industry.
The making of Lego\’s new strategy, identifying the challenges and opportunities.
Zipcar story from Fortune magazine…Perhaps the most interesting new idea in business.
Microsoft-Yahoo deal commentary by Jason Calacanis and response by Fred Wilson. Excellent dialog on strategy.
This article on HP is interesting at several levels: 1) it is a new business model 2) it is a strategic response by HP to PEST (in this caae Technology) changes effecting its printer business 3)It is encouraging to see a large company be innovative (entrepreneurial)
Just in (03/30/09): IBM to acquire Sun…culture clash?
An excellent interview with Ann Mulcahy, CEO of Xerox. Worth reading for a perspective on leadership, company culture, lessons learned from failure.
Finally, a thoughtful and balanced analysis of the root causes of the financial crisis, the events that led up to it and a prescription for solving it. This analysis is thoughtful and well reasoned and stays away from the blame game or the catchy sound bites that are being passed along for in-depth and thoughtful analysis.
Walmart’s use of PEST to identify a new growth opportunity
Music Industry incumbents strike back, erect barriers to entry:
More breaking news on the row between Youtube and UK’s music industry
Strategic moves by Schering-Plough, Merck and counter move by J&J
Move, Inc. CEO Webcast to analyst about its approach to developing its Business Strategy. Please do take the time and sign-up to listen:
Starbuck’s strategic response to a changing economic scene…worth reading
Worth watching….Wallstreet Meltdown on Youtube
How Nestle’s is capitalizing on a trend (PEST analysis) while enhancing its brand (value creation) through innovative product, pricing, channel strategy and marketing (value creating activities)
Please note how much detail and effort B&O (a high-end Consumer Electronics brand) puts into its ebrochure to give the brand a high-end cache. The catalog re-inforces its position and strategic focus on the high-end market. B&O also has a store on Rodeo drive.