Chasing Sunlight

We periodically achieve moments of brilliance. Our business gains traction and we experience the sunlight. It’s a great feeling until we realise the work has just started. Sunlight is a moving target. So we fire up the engines and chase it with all we’ve got. Soon we realise it’s a losing battle. Let’s wait for […]

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Down in the dumps

It’s ok to visit there every once in a while. The important thing is why. Are we there to throw out the trash? The trash in our thinking, our company, our self-speak or our perspective. If so, it’s a trip with a purpose that sheds unnecessary weight and allows us to face the future light […]

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Without Comparison

Or competition. Such is the reality of a business with a purpose for impact. When the intention is to make money, enter Michael Porter and his chariot drawn by 5 forces. The competition continues to grow until profit is marginalised unless barriers to entry exist. When the intention is to improve the lives or experiences […]

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What we pay for

Airlines provide a simple service. They transport us from one destination to another. There is very little that differentiates them in this respect. What informs my choice about the airline I fly with? It might be cost, travel times, aircraft type etc. In reality, my choice is informed by only two factors, cost vs convenience. […]

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New Competitive Realities

The competitive landscape is changing, quickly. We use great tools to keep our finger on the pulse. Michael Porter defined this landscape as existing and potential competitors as well as the threat of substitutes. This is no longer sufficient. The pace of change in technology is creating intersection points. Technology is linking industries, customers and […]

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