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Identifying the barriers for family business succession

Today’s family businesses have to clear a lot of hurdles if they want their company to survive in the hands of the next generation....

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Forget what you’re measuring. Why are you measuring it?

While Wellington recovered from the previous week’s earthquake amidst a few aftershocks here and there, a stalwart group of souls gathered to listen to...
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This UK cafe wants American customers to be “accompanied by an adult” – does political newsjacking work?

The world has had a few days to process the reality of a Trump presidency, and pubs, cafes and diners have jumped to provide...

Strategy

Purpose and positioning are different – and they need to be

Purpose and positioning serve two very different functions for your organisation. It’s important that you don’t mix them up. Last week I talked about the...

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It’s not your competitors you have to worry about

We've moved away from a world of certainties where you kept an eye on three or four main competitors in your industry niche, and...
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Can differentiating your business be as simple as focusing on people?

When talking about how people (customers, suppliers and other stakeholders) interact with your business you want them to have the best possible experience. You may...
Family business

Strategy

Six simple steps for succession in family businesses

If you work in the family business sector, chances are you run into the same statistics over and over again: Seventy percent of family...
Patagonia

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If Patagonia’s business model is a paragon of virtue, should more companies follow suit?

By Avi Shankar, University of Bath and Robin Canniford, University of Melbourne “Buy Less; Choose Well; Make it Last” is a business philosophy long espoused by...
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Lessons from Eagle Boys and Dick Smith: How to stay ahead of the competition

It’s harder than ever, but more important than ever, to be competitive. One of the by-products of the startup culture of business now is the...

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The when, why and how of your business exit plan

You hopefully spend a lot of time thinking about plans and strategies for how to run and grow your business. But do you put...
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