January 28, 2019

Nicholas Whittall introduces Strategy Academy courses geared to enable businesses large and small to thrive.

December 13, 2018

This is a snippet from our Make Business Thrive programme.

December 6, 2018

Key Outcomes

A business thrives when it establishes two outcomes:

  1. It delivers positive economic value add (EVA); and

  2. Its sales grow faster than market demand.

EVA is what is left from operating profit after the business has paid its taxes, paid its lenders, an...

December 6, 2018

General Challenge

Any enterprise that is serious about continuing to thrive in fulfilling its purpose will seek to invest its limited resources in actions that best realise its strategic intent.  In making investments decision-makers must assess the advocacy of departme...

December 5, 2018

The media have created quite a stir in reporting the worst of the worst case scenarios the Bank of England has generated of a post-Brexit Britain. Whatever the "politics of fear" etc that various actors are peddling, their source is the work of a group of techies somew...

November 16, 2018

The mismatch between the relationship people want with their prospective suppliers and suppliers cultivate with their prospective customers.

November 12, 2018

Why do business owners not make the changes that serial acquirer/flippers will make, and so not secure the value that the acquirer/flippers can see?

June 15, 2018

The short answer is to save you time and to provoke questions you may not have considered.  However, your agenda and that of the forecaster are quite different: the forecaster needs to sell as many copies of the forecast as possible before it goes stale; the user needs...

March 16, 2018

General Challenge

Once the management team have committed resources to the portfolio of changes that will configure the enterprise to realise its strategic intent, they need to ensure that, as these changes are implemented in projects, the portfolio continues to be opti...

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