April 2020

Gaining Future Advantage

Sensing and Shaping the Post-COVID Era Pioneers will not only adapt to shifting needs; they will also proactively shape perceived needs and outcomes through innovation, education, and promotional activities. What practical measures can companies take to sense, exploit, and shape the post-COVID-19 reality? We suggest eight steps: 1. Expect change and look ahead. Organizations tend to become myopic and […]

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University of Michigan: Consumer Sentiment

link From the University of Michigan: Final Results for April 2020 featured-chart April’s final Sentiment Index reading remained largely unchanged from the mid-month figure (+0.8 points), and households with below median incomes expressed the same level of confidence as those with above median incomes (71.9). This merging reflects somewhat larger April declines among households with

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The BCG Strategy Palette

BCG’s Strategy Palette introduces five distinct approaches to strategy, helping leaders match their approach to their particular business environment and execute strategy effectively, combine different approaches, and animate the strategic collage of approaches. The five strategy approaches are: 1. CLASSICAL STRATEGY: BE BIG Classical strategy is based on achieving sustainable competitive advantage by positioning a

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