strategy

A positive delay

According to Professor Adam Grant, Wharton School of Business, “We shouldn’t be afraid to start early, but equally we shouldn’t be afraid to be slow to finish… procrastination might just improve the end result.” * When used sensibly by leaders, procrastination is a powerful management strategy.

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The Goldilocks moment

In an earlier interview with The Smart Manager, Rita McGrath said, “…in today’s rapidly changing environments, the kind of product/feature advantages that lasted for a long time in the past are no longer offering the kinds of margins or profits that they once did.” In a sense, this points to the need for businesses to be alert and agile in the face of change. With seeming continuity of thought, here she explores the concept of ‘inflection points’ and underlines the need to identify the right time to plunge into action.

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change tracks

The Ministry of Science and Technology announced it will be investing $749,500 over the next few years…Under a new program, Promoting and Accelerating Young and Aspiring Innovators and Startups (PRAYAS), the Ministry will be providing grants of up to $149,900 to each startup to encourage innovators.* However, free flow of funds alone does not ensure success. Indian startups and SMEs have to bring about radical improvement in costs, quality, service, and other critical avenues to stay ahead of the curve.

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lean is in

Entrepreneurs need to realize the importance of a coherent strategy and how it can impact the overall growth of their venture, explains David Collis, Harvard Business School.

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how Pokémon Go poked the world in action!

how Pokémon Go poked the world in action! Rajat Dhariwal, Supersuit, analyzes how Pokémon Go became one of the biggest revolutions in the gaming world.

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how to make giants nimble

Baba Prasad, Vivékin Group, elucidates the best practices businesses need to build to make nimbleness ingrained in their culture.

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four scenarios to stress test your strategy

Giulia Trombini, Mike Wade, Stephan Monterde, Christiaan Kuun, John Garrity, and Ivy Buche, envision four plausible future business scenarios, and drive home the need for businesses to be agile in order to fit in any of these scenarios.

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corporates and startups: engage or else!

There have never been more ways for big companies and entrepreneurs to collaborate—and you would be surprised at how common these unlikely pairings are becoming.

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