value creation

How Do You Know if Your Business Model Is Out-Dated? Are You Acting to Fail or Failing to Act?

The title of this book caught my attention in a book store in Hong Kong. I didn't open or buy the book, just thought the title was funny. Meeting with a couple of friends here in Asia and the common topic is business is getting tougher and tougher. Out of the half-a-dozen people I've talked to you, all six of them are executing on business strategies that are not creating value in the long term.

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Making Money from Social

I have a bit of a beef about this. I must have read a hundred posts on this subject, many of them attempting to define an elusive 'social media model'. I'm not convinced that this is the right place to start. Social media is not a channel. Nor is it a tactic. There is no 'Media' at the end of the title to this post because rather than obsess about a media model, I think it better to start at what is at the centre of that model - the value you are creating. JP Rangaswami said recently:

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Proving Values-based Business Is the Most Fruitful

by: Jennifer Rice

I was recently interviewed for Gennefer Snowfield’s Philanthropy In 5 series at TriplePundit.com on the subject of values-based business and aligning philanthropy with strategy. The article just ran today, and I’ll republish my responses here.

1. How do you define for-profit philanthropy?

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Too Much Saving Caused the Economic Crisis

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Goodbye VCs, It's Been a Pleasure

by: Sigurd Rinde

New ventures, start ups, whatever you call them are unique and extremely important to us all: Every company, every commercial value-adder, the core of wealth creation, started up once. And it would be safe to assume that much of the shareholder's wealth is created in the early growth phase.

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India's Best Business Innovation Idea Is a 120-Year Old Social Enterprise

by: Idris Mootee

It is probably fair to say that at least half of the Fortune 500s today are operating on an obsolete business model. Technology disruption and business model innovation have shortened the life of many once great firms. The financial crises simply accelerate the pace of destruction. There’s a lot of myth about business model transformation let alone the definition of a business model.

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My 2009 Prediction on Social Media and Beyond - The Flight from Growth to Value

by: Karl Long

So what does Bernie Madoff’s Ponzie Scheme, the financial services industry, the housing market, and Facebook have in common? They all look(ed) very attractive as they were/are growing, in other words rapid growth can obscure real value, as long as there is continued growth.

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Just in Case You Didn't Know. Shareholders Don't Create Value, Managment and Employees Do. Shareholders Only Provide You with Capital.

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Hunting or Gathering?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Google and Procter & Gamble are promoting their "innovative" collaboration to find ways to draw more online attention, having already done so for viewership of a video for Tide's "Talking Stain" commercial (which I thought was absolutely hilarious).

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Advice about Social Media for CEO/CMO and Other Senior Executives

by: Karl Long

In the recent Marketing Vox report Marketers Still Face Steep Web 2.0 Learning Curve several quotes jumped out at me, indicating that companies are still very unclear about the value of social media. Quotes like:

“Despite a lack of expertise, more than 67% report they will increase their Social Media advertising budget in 09.″

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