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STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES – Part Two

A Fundamental Element of Strategic Planning By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Listing of a company’s strengths and weaknesses is a normal part of any attempt at strategic planning for virtually all companies.  Why do we perform these analyses, and what do we expect to learn by doing them? To be sure the company is headed in […]

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Strengths and Weaknesses – Part One

A Fundamental Element of Strategic Planning By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Listing of a company’s strengths and weaknesses are a normal part of any attempt at strategic planning for virtually all companies.  Why do we perform these analyses, and what do we expect to learn by doing them? To be sure the company is headed […]

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Tales from the Strategy Vault

By Tom Ambler, Senior Consultant Note: This article was previously published in Course and Direction in January 2006 View Commodity Industries in a Global Way Commodity industries that are highly capital intensive, have cyclic markets and high transportation costs are particularly susceptible to price fluctuations caused by unexpected supply/demand imbalances. This price variability makes investment […]

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From Near-Bankruptcy to Market Leadership: LEGO’s Success is All about Childs’ Play

By Denise Harrison, Senior Consultant What would you do if you were faced with potential bankruptcy, with a product line that is over half a century old?  Product line extension? Expansion into new lines of business? Sell the company?  LEGO was facing this dilemma in 2001.  While the first step was to return profitability to […]

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