Simple Rules Can Power Up Your Global Strategy

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But in today’s world of international business, things have never been more complex. The combination of intensified Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Yoel Asseraf

Many Startups Benefit From a Short-Term Focus

Conventional wisdom tells us that having a long-term strategic focus on customer value creation and future market demands is a powerful source of building a sustainable competitive advantage in Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Johan Bruneel , Stephan Weemaes and Ann Gaeremynck

Who Will Be Your Competitors in the Future?

Most entrepreneurs know the competitors they face today; namely, other businesses that compete for the same customers in the same or similar markets or industries. However, many dissimilar companies Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Stephen Downing , Jin-Su Kang and Gideon Markman

The Entrepreneur's Profit Model: A Diagnostic Tool

Entrepreneurs usually understand that profit is important. But many are less consciously aware of the actual model by which they will (or will not) make money in their ventures. Many have a gut feel, Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Michael Morris and April Spivack

Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms

New venture capital firms must make a variety of strategic decisions about market positioning and relationships with the entrepreneurs in their portfolio. One choice VC firms must make is whether to Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: David Hsu

How Strategy and Industry Should Shape Your Choice of Co-Founders

Entrepreneurs who want to turn a great idea into a thriving business inevitably need a team that can make it happen. What increases their odds of a successful venture: hiring mainly technical experts Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Charles Eesley , Edward Roberts and David Hsu

Gimme Shelter: ABODO's Slocum Talks About his Apartment-Hunting Breakthrough

  Alec Slocum started his smartphone-based apartment-hunting service, ABODO, after being frustrated in his own search for shelter. He sat down recently with Jon Eckhardt to talk about how he Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Jon Eckhardt