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Is your New Product Development Process Complete?

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Strategic Planning Expert How is your total new product development process performing for your company?  There are a number of elements to consider before answering this question. Elements of the analysis should likely include: Market Intelligence sufficiently equipped to provide well-documented and well-thought-out analyses of potential new products and […]

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Lessons Learned from Boeing’s Stumble:Risk assessment is Key to a Successful Strategy

By Denise Harrison Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has not hit its development milestones, causing Boeing to take a $2.5 billion charge against earnings.  What happened?  Key to Boeing’s past success has been its ability to achieve its “big hairy audacious goals or BHAGs” (from Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras).  In the 1950s […]

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Strategic Planning: When Good Goals Go Bad

By Denise Harrison “As the housing market collapsed in late 2007, Moody’s Investor Service, whose investment ratings were widely trusted, responded by purging analysts and executives who warned of trouble and promoting those who helped Wall Street plunge the country into its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.”[1] Banks failing, real estate loans made […]

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How Can Smaller Companies Compete and Win?

by Denise A. Harrison, Vice President Smaller companies often feel dwarfed by the giants in their industry, especially during tough times.  Often industry giants are better at weathering economic downturns with their wide array of resources. But Arena Resources’ strategy not only allowed the company to survive this economic downturn, but turn in exceptional performance […]

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Evaluating Acquisition Targets – Part 2

By Robert Bradford, President/CEO In my earlier posting about evaluating acquisition targets, I discussed four common approaches to evaluation a company:  market value, asset value, operating value and strategic value.  Today we will look at the exact approaches to market value and asset value, with objective formulae. First, market value.  The objective numbers for this […]

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