Category Archives: Planning Back

Smart Business : What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy (ebook)

Author: Ming Zeng Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy–analyze, plan, execute–is losing relevance. But they don’t yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group’s founder Jack … Read more

50 business classics : your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy (book)

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing – in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General … Read more

Use a project mindset to create a bridge between your business and its people

Jeff Schwisow – SmartCompany – 17 July 2018 In today’s constantly shifting business landscape, the thriving organisations will be those that are nimble enough to adapt at the pace of change. To create this fast-paced adaptability, business leaders need to establish and maintain a meaningful connection with their people. The most powerful way to create that … Read more

How to go digital : practical wisdom to help drive your organization’s digital transformation (book)

Author: MIT Sloan Management Review The most important skills a leader needs to succeed in a digital environment are not technical in nature but managerial — strategic vision, forward-looking perspective, change-oriented mindset. A company’s digital transformation does not involve abandoning widget-making for app developing or pursuing “disruption” at the cost of stability. Rather, it is … Read more

UberEats faces new battle from Australian food ordering platform

Sydney man John Saadie was quietly plotting the launch of an online food ordering platform well before UberEats, Menulog or Deliveroo burst onto the scene. He launched Order Up! in 2011, and now counts Nando’s, Caltex and Grill’d among platform subscribers. The end-to-end solution for retailers enables them to manage their online ordering, payments and delivery logistics … Read more

Reinvent Your Business Model : How to Seize the White Space for Transformative Growth (ebook)

Author: Mark W. Johnson In his pioneering book Seizing the White Space, Mark W. Johnson argued that business model innovation is the most proven path to transformational growth. Since then, Uber, Airbnb, and other startups have disrupted whole industries; incumbents such as Blockbuster, Sears, Toys “R” Us, and BlackBerry have fallen by the wayside; and … Read more