Tag: business strategy
Courtesy of Test-n-Tell
Do you know what the secret to enduring business success is?
Nope, it isn’t in building awesome products. Nor does it come from building an awesome company. Or an awesome brand for that matter.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos (courtesy of Geek Wire)
Founded by the legendary Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com is the world’s largest and most successful e-commerce company.
Also known as just Amazon, the leading e-commerce player generates a staggering US$107 billion in annual sales. Beginning as an online bookstore, it has since diversified into practically anything and everything which you can buy online.
I love traveling. I love David versus Goliath tales. And I enjoy reading about business strategies.
Put this together and what have we got? The Roadside MBA by economics and business professors Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer.
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon – the most highly sought after toy for geeks! (source of image)
Everybody loves LEGO. Boys, girls, mums, dads, and construction toy geeks of all ages.
However, do you know that the world’s favourite toy building blocks is also a powerhouse of innovation?
Courtesy of Brand Genetics blog
The ageing consumer is one of the most profitable yet untapped segment.
In 2012, there are 20 countries whose population is shrinking. By 2020, over 40% of the adult population in “ultra-ageing” Japan will be 60 years or older. Come 2050, another 25 countries will have ageing populations, the largest of which is China.
With greater longevity and lower fertility rates across the globe, we will see more older and fewer younger people over the next few decades. What then should companies do to prepare for such sweeping demographic changes?
Are we ready to wrestle with inflation? (courtesy of Alexis Foundation)
“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” – Sam Ewing
Inflation. The sheer mention of the word brings forth shudders.
Ben Simpfendorfer of Silk Road Associates
Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?
In a sweeping expose on the dynamic forces shaping the “New East”, Ben Simpfendorfer’s The Rise of the New East provides an in-depth view of how the economic resurgence of Asia and the Middle East are changing global markets. Spanning halfway round the globe – from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates to India, South East Asia and China – the book brings one on a fascinating tour of the complex business characteristics governing our neck of the woods.
Katy Perry’s Prism isn’t getting off to a colourful start (courtesy of The Katy Perry Wiki)
Katy Perry is a global mega-star.
Her music videos on YouTube generate hundreds of million views (over 201 million for “Roar”). Her Facebook fan page has almost 60 million “likes”. Over 47 million followers worship her on Twitter. Her hits (like “Fireworks” and “Teenage Dream”) are so well known that anybody from school kids to grandparents are humming along to their melodies.