What is Essential to Your Competitive Advantage?

In times of crises companies often cut “nonessential” programs, services, or resources. But sometimes “nonessential” is really just what is easiest to cut or put on hold - and what is cut may really be essential to stability and recovery,…

Most Frequently Accessed Products

In this post we share a simple strategy for analyzing relevance and utility of products and services inspired by the way computers manage frequently accessed information. An easy-to-read article on computer caching published by Hazelcast describes the basics of computer…

Org Structure: Adapting The Porter Value Chain

In 1985, Harvard professor Michael Porter authored a landmark book entitled “Competitive Advantage.” The book’s subtitle was “creating and sustaining superior performance.” The first two chapters hit hard, introducing a unique categorization of business and a new way to look…