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Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success – Part 2

Thomas E. Ambler,  Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Tom Ambler’s article Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success previously published in Compass Points in July 1999.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed What is a Strategic Issue?  In this part we will discuss How Does the Strategic Issues Process Relate […]

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Sony: Results are in – Sony’s Strategy Results in Record Profit

By Denise Harrison In 2014, Kazuo Hirai, Sony CEO, sought to rekindle the firm’s creativity.   In the 20​th ​ century Sony had a market leadership position in several segments of the consumer electronics industry. For example, its Sony Walkman® exemplified Sony’s ability to harness its technical expertise, providing consumers with easy-to-use electronic devices.  But by […]

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When Strategies Go Bad – Part 3

By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article When Strategies Go Bad previously published in Compass Points in April 2004.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed what happened with IBM.  In Part 2, we discussed what happened to Global Crossing.  In this […]

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Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Strategic Planning Efforts Lack a Systematic Approach

By Denise Harrison Many senior executives struggle to define a consistent approach to strategic planning.  How does it all fit together?  What information is necessary?  How do we prevent the process from becoming analysis/paralysis? Executives want a consistent process that: Looks systematically at external factors that influence the organization Evaluates internal strengths, weaknesses and competitive […]

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