recession

My Advise to Executives - Use the Next Six Months to Invest in Innovative Capacity and Strategic Agility. Think Spitfire.

by: Idris Mootee

It seems as businesses have been anticipating and preparing for this downturn for 2 years, constantly predicting it and pushing it off as long as we could, all the while listening to CNN telling us it was just around the corner. And now that it is here and the media is making it worse by repeating the "R" word thousands of time a day. Every news story seems to have the addendum "in a downturn or recession" attached to it.

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Five Ways to Sell in a Bad Economy

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In the Downturn, Green Companies Outperform

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What They Miss out on in Davos

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The Elephant in the Room

by: Dick Stroud

Another day another Boomer conference.

This morning my inbox contained yet another press release about a “Boomer Summit”. The first few paragraphs contained the usual mandatory stuff demonstrating the importance of the older market.

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Financial Crisis - an Opportunity for Business Model Innovation?

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Innovating during an economic downturn might seem counter intuitive at first sight. However, it is precisely the right moment to do so, as long as you already prepared your company for survival during this extremely severe crisis.

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Tough Times Call for More Innovation

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Cultural Obesity

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Gloomy Brits

by: Dick Stroud

Maybe you should ignore what I have to say about the recession. This research from Synovate suggests that Brits are the world’s pessimists when it comes to all things credit crunch and recession. The US, Belgium and France are not far behind but us Brits really are a doom laden bunch. The world’s optimists are the Danes, Brazilians and Malaysians.

Do we know something the rest of you don’t?

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So Maybe Hogs Can't Fly?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Harley-Davidson's stock price is little more than a third of what it was a year ago, representing a steep decline in the intangible value of its brand.

With motorcycle demand down 30% in the U.S., and a near-total evaporation of the hog-makers ability to write loans for would-be buyers, is the company just another victim of tough times...or is there something flawed in the way the experts routinely celebrated the relevance and utility of its brand?

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