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Can’t find growth? Redefine what business you are in!

Your most recent growth strategy failed to find significant growth. You looked at organic and inorganic growth but were not able to find the growth you wanted. Where to look? Read More…

Can’t find growth? Look beyond your Industry to your Business Ecosystem!

Using your industry as the unit of analysis might be hiding significant risks and opportunities; using a business ecosystem perspective will provide deep insight and strategic context, and identify additional strategies that might have been previously hidden. If you are looking for billion dollar opportunities, then taking the additional step of looking at the ecosystem at the business model level will reveal whether any of those opportunities exist within your broader ecosystem. Read More…

No Customer Value Gap, No Business Model !

What are your Customer Value Gaps? They are the source of value in all business models and therefore critical to understand across all your relevant segments. How are they linked to your Business Model, Experiences, Solutions and Products? Read More…

Strategy System drives Market value

How effective is your Strategy System? Are some elements missing or ineffective? Read More…

Market Context: The critical missing link in the strategy puzzle.

Market dynamics have been changing and traditional approaches are leaving many companies with market values that are stagnant and eroding. Historical approaches are necessary but no longer sufficient. Understanding your complete Strategic Context is now an imperative and missing in current strategy toolsets. The work will enable you to see your business within a broader context, understand all strategic options available to you and determine which one are most likely to generate value. Read More…

Marimekko Graphs the FREE and EASY way

You have maybe seen Marimekko charts produced in consultant presentations and with a little research you find out that it will cost you $400 a year to produce (together with a number of other charts). If this is of interest, you can find that solution at If you have the money, it works fabulously well. The beauty of the Marimekko graph is that it allows you to display proportional data on the x and y axis, especially useful if you are trying to show market data, for example, where there are multiple segments with different companies in each segment. Besides Mekkographics, the Peltier Tech Blog also has a way of creating Marimekko graphs for free. I personally found it difficult to use and maybe it is just me, so I am offering another way that I find very simple and takes 5 – 10 minutes to complete once you have done it once or twice. And it is FREE!
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