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During Recession, Less Focus Sometimes Helps

With deteriorating economic conditions, many companies find themselves struggling. A company’s strategic choices can impact how well the business weathers a recessionary downturn. For example, the

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Spinoffs Still Not the Answer to Improve Business Performance

Recently, we have been hearing more about corporate breakups. For example, On June 23, 2022 Global Finance ran an article subtitled “Corporate breakups like Kellogg’s are popular again–and it’s not just in the US”.  Kellogg is splitting itself

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When Identifying and Researching a Market Need Is Not Enough

Find a need and fill it. That’s said to be a key component of business success. And, of course, it’s essential to do market research to understand the market and its need. But, will this be enough? And, why or … Continue reading

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When the Entrepreneur Who Built the Business Leaves

We hear a lot about the importance of hiring professional managers to replace the entrepreneurs who drive a company’s successful growth. We are repeatedly reminded that the growing companies need to ultimately replace their entrepreneurial leaders with professionals who can … Continue reading

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Fill an Emerging Market Need and Scale the Business, but Will It Last?

Find a market need and fill it. Then scale up the business so it can grow much larger.  Sounds like a recipe for success. But, there is still an unanswered question. Will it last? We are reminded of this in

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