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Tag Archive | "R&D"

When it comes to offshoring, do your homework!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Depending on what type of industry you're in, and depending on what you're looking for in terms of help, choosing 'Country X' over 'Country Y' may come down to how comprehensive their respective legal/legislative systems are in protecting the rights of companies doing offshoring business within their borders.

Working with the “enemy”: Co-opetition is driving innovation today

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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This new era of globalization has opened the door to co-opetition for small businesses as well. I think if small businesses embrace globalization and take the options it provides them seriously, co-opetition could be their answer - at least in addressing the new competition brought in by multinationals from BRIC nations I touched on in an earlier post.

Where do you go for offshoring help? These days, it’s a whole wide world.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Of course, all this is a very good thing for businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere that are in need of some offshoring help. More countries offering quality offshoring services means more options and more negotiationg leverage for these companies. It's a "win-win," as that horrible old cliche goes.

Thoughts on a Birthday

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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In perfecting the model that TCS invented, Infosys and other companies brought about the new kind of brain drain. Educated engineers in various disciplines no longer leave Indian shores, but now work only for IT companies.

Networking: Multi- Level Marketing Model

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a business model that combines direct marketing with franchising.

RAVING FAN CUSTOMERS

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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How to attract and maintain a substantial fan base.

Principled Negotiation

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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How to efficiently incorporate compromise into your business strategy.

EVA

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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One of the more interesting issues for companies to settle on as they develop metrics is, what is the ultimate measure of success? We know that it's financial success - but how does that get measured? Profit is the traditional measure but it doesn't represent true economic value. Economic value add (EVA) is an alternative to profit that does account for true economic value.

Customers: The heart of your business

Monday, July 24, 2006

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Do you buy coffee at Starbucks? Or, are you really buying the experience around the consumption of coffee? Do you know why customer service has become synonymous with the retailing giant, Nordstrom? What Starbucks and Nordstrom, like many other successful companies, have in common is the focus of their business on customer satisfaction, also called […]