Finance Brings Value Discipline to Strategy Execution

Interesting comments from Costco’s CFO Richard Galanti in the report “Finance Brings Value Discipline to Strategy Execution: Different Paths to One Truth” from CFO Research Services, in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP: “We tend to be arrogantly simple…

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Shaping digital convergence through mergers & acquisitions

Useful EIU / PwC survey findings and report on the opportunities and the pitfalls involved in digital convergence and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This is an exhaustive survey of 149 executives supplemented with over 30 in-depth interviews of industry veterans. … Continue reading

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EIU/Accenture suvey on innovation and growth strategies

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) just came out with the results of an Accenture-sponsored survey on innovation and growth strategies. Key findings: What do you think will be the main drivers of profitable growth at your company over the coming … Continue reading

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EIU / Accenture survey on Integrating Mergers and Acquisitions

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) just published the results of a survey of 600 executives (more than a fourth of them C-level executives or board members) on Integrating Acquisitions. Some of the key findings: Countries that rank highest in projected … Continue reading

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McKinsey survey on the top business trends

The McKinsey Quarterly has an interesting survey on the executive take on the top business trends facing us now: What contributes most to the accelerating pace of change in the global business environment today? Innovation in products, services, and business … Continue reading

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Building a talent market within an organization

The McKinsey Quarterly has an interesting article on building a market for talent within an organization. Exec summary: Companies that understand the value of talented people… often spend considerable time recruiting such workers but drop the ball in providing them … Continue reading

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Potential disruptors to IT and Business

Here are my ideas of the the potential long-term disruptors to our way of doing business: 1. Software as a Service (SaaS): SaaS is increasingly gaining momentum with Small and Medium Businesses. The Economist recently had a wonderful article on … Continue reading

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CEO Briefing: Corporate priorities for 2006

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently came out with their survey/research findings identifying the management challenges that face the world's corporate leaders. The key findings: Overseas markets will absorb more attention than domestic markets. Local will be as important as … Continue reading

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Do MBAs Make Better CEOs?

Fortune has an interesting article that examines this question: George W. Bush, America’s first President with an MBA (Harvard, ’75), is settling into the White House. The nation itself thus joins the ranks of some 40% of its 100 largest … Continue reading

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