Classic Strategy Tools | McKinsey’s MECE Framework

A few weeks ago the MECE framework was mentioned very briefly in the really interesting discussion we had with Matt McDonald. We didn’t have time to cover it in much detail back then so we thought it might be valuable to give the MECE framework a post of its own. In this post we’ll discuss what MECE stands for, why it is popular with top tier consultants and how it can help your business analysis. 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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Create the perfect data slide

Can you give me the trends of our sales in volume and value over the last 9 years?

Well, you can either hand out your rough table of figures or create a powerful slide that will make  your data much easier to read and your decision-making much clearer. Read more

5 steps to define SMART objectives

Defining SMART objectives

SMART is a framework that allows you to ask specific questions of your strategy so that you can see how well it stands up as a concrete proposal.  Read more

SIMAC – How to pitch successfully?

What is SIMAC?

SIMAC is a pitching method that  has proven very successful in commercial and business contexts. The method originates from Procter and Gamble’s “persuasive selling format”. Read more