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He’s the man of the hour, isn’t he?  But, it did take many a crafty mar­ket­ing cam­paigns to pull this his­toric vic­tory off.  Har­vard Busi­ness rips apart the cur­tains to help you under­stand what this win means to your busi­ness. Does Obama’s Win Extend To Busi­ness How Bet­ter Mar­ket­ing Elected Barack Obama How Obama Became […]

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The Economist — Let It Rise

by Kevin Singarayar on November 3, 2008

in Business Strategy,Social Media

The Econ­o­mist has released a spe­cial report enti­tled, Let It Rise (it’s a pdf file) and it’s all about cloud com­put­ing.  Specif­i­cally, the rise of it. Here’s why I want you to read it. Data cen­tres are quickly evolv­ing into ser­vice fac­to­ries Soft­ware will be trans­formed into a com­bi­na­tion of ser­vices The cloud’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions with its clients […]

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I heard you. You want to know if Twit­ter is that impor­tant for you to restruc­ture your mar­ket­ing around? Well, if Clive Thompson’s arti­cle in The Times Mag­a­zine is any­thing to go by, then my answer is…yes. It is.

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Warren Buffett, In Conversation with Charlie Rose

by Kevin Singarayar on October 8, 2008

in Business Strategy

Ed Dale rec­om­mended watch­ing this.  And so I did.  The quotes below are my per­sonal favourites.  You could choose your own after watch­ing it ====> I look at every­thing Char­lie, that’s my job. You want to be greedy when oth­ers are fear­ful, and you want to be fear­ful when oth­ers are greedy. I’d rather be approximately […]

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How to Get Rich, Cuban Style

by Kevin Singarayar on October 5, 2008

in Business Strategy

You’ll want to read this. Scratch that. You’ll need to read Mark Cuban’s lat­est blog post if get­ting rich is on your To-Do list. It doesn’t get more fac­tual than this.

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Have you heard? Michael Dell has been refused by the U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Office to cash in on the buzz­word, “cloud com­put­ing”. Not exactly break­ing news, I know, but Dell to sell its fac­to­ries world­wide is (more on that later). I was root­ing for Dell to win, actu­ally. And it’s not because I own a Dell. It has got more to do with me want­ing the titans of busi­ness to cash in on insignif­i­cant catch­phrases like “cloud com­put­ing,” that are as Ted Dzi­uba puts it — catch­phrases in puberty. Mean­ing, Dell could trade­mark the phrase “cloud com­put­ing” all they want, but it’ll be worth squat once the digerati drops the grok bomb and adopts some­thing more apt to define hyperscale.

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Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies 2008

by Kevin Singarayar on August 18, 2008

in Business Strategy

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BusinessWeek — We’re All Entrepreneurs

by Kevin Singarayar on August 18, 2008

in Business Strategy

A stark rev­e­la­tion by Mar­shall Gold­smith on the uncer­tainty of the new era and why we all need to think like entrepreneurs.

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Below, is an excerpt from the book, Com­pet­ing For The Future, by Gary Hamel and C.K. Pra­ha­lad. It ties in nicely with my last post on SWOT Analy­sis. You don’t want to make the mis­take of dis­miss­ing any­thing these two bril­liant minds on busi­ness strat­egy have to say as mel­liflu­ous poppycock.

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An acronym for – Strengths, Weak­nesses, Oppor­tu­ni­ties, Threats – SWOT (though some mar­ket­ing gurus pre­fer the dyslexic ver­sion of it; TOWS) has become an indis­pens­able tool for busi­nesses that pos­sess a mod­icum of aware­ness of its profit-generating potential.

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