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Differentiation Is The Prime Source Of Competitive Advantage

  Differentiation is the essence of strategy, the prime source of competitive advantage,” write Bain and Company consultants Chris Zook and James Allen. But, as Harvard’s Joan Magretta explains, many managers appear to believe otherwise, “Nothing is more absurd—and yet more widespread—than the belief that somehow you can do exactly what everyone else is doing […]

Seeing What’s Coming Down the Road

  You think things are changing fast? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Technology is evolving exponentially and major changes are taking place in society, culture, and geo-politics. The combination means that all sorts of new challenges and opportunities are waiting for you just over the horizon.  No matter what sector you play in–commercial, government, or nonprofit—you’re going to need to […]

Innovation Is About Creating Value

People usually equate innovation with creating new products and services, or improving existing ones. More abstract, and useful, is to think of innovation as creating value, for no matter the product or service, the goal of innovating is the same—find ways to deliver superior value to customers. But what, exactly, does ‘value’ mean? And how does one go about creating it? When it comes to innovating, a […]