Tag Archives: business

Review: Blue Ocean Strategy

Hindsight is 20/20. The problem with books of this nature is that they often appear to be cherry-picking data to fit the narrative. So, do  you want the blue pill or the red pill? See larger image Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Hardcover) List… Read More »

Biting the hands that feed them

I usually reserve a fair bit of sympathy for unions threatening industrial actions to force employers to come to the negotiation table, but not when they show complete disregard to customers, as in the case of the work-to-rule action to be enforced by the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants’ Union. Under the work-to-rule guidelines: “All… Read More »

Chaos theory

Jeremy Gutsche, Chief Trend Hunter of TrendHunter.com, may not have been the first to write about the dynamics of the current economic turmoil, but his new book, Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change, documents the many exploits you could make in these uncertain times. Wonderfully illustrated with easily digestible snippets… Read More »

Microsoft: No more Money

Hey, that would make a pretty attention-grabbing headline, right? But the truth is, Microsoft is just pulling the plug on Money. The software package will not be available any longer after 30 June. All purchases must be activated before 31 January 2011, by which time Microsoft will withdraw software support for online banking and bill… Read More »