Mashup: Creating your Business Strategy


It’s that time again where we bring you our latest Mashup! This time around we’re going to be looking at how to create and implement your business strategy. We’ll be suggesting a range of great sources from Quora and Ted Talks to Pinterest and Slideshare. You can either pick and choose which of these media appeals to you and take the quick win, or you can grab a cup of coffee and settle in to enjoy all of them together. Either way you can be sure you’ll be inspired and energized. Read more

Classic strategy tools: Porter’s Four Corners Model

Firms don’t exist in isolation. It’s jungle out there and it’s every firm for themselves. This makes the strategists job more complicated. It’s not enough simply for the analyst to look at their own core competencies and attempt to maximize them. No, the corporate strategists job is also to out-maneuver their chief competitors. Here we look at one of the classic strategy tools used to figure out what your competitors’ likely next moves are.

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What we can learn from LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman: an insider’s view

Celebrated bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell tells us that 10,000 hours is the average amount of time you need to dedicate to a skill to become an expert. Well, Ben Casnocha has spent 10,000 hours working alongside LindedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and has recently written a long essay about what he has learned along the way. You can find this essay on his blog, and it’s well worth the read.  Read more