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 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 12, 2018

May I suggest the following:

  • Find a mentor you respect who will hold you accountable.  This does not need to be a much older guru, but someone a few steps ahead of where you are.  Every entrepreneur needs someone to learn from, to hold them accountable, to encourage...

March 12, 2018

In general, strategy explains the ways an enterprise will apply its means to achieve its ends.  These ends may be a market position, the betterment of the world for the enterprise’s beneficiaries, or a military outcome.

In general, enterprise strategy should answer the...

March 12, 2018

Among the reasons Strategic plans fail are the following:

  • The plan was flawed and could not succeed however committed the enterprise.

  • The plan was perfect, but emerged from the corporate rain-dance from which those who should have implemented the plan were excl...

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