Strategy as the Enabler of Change in an Era of Unbounded Disruption The purpose of this White Paper is to provide a summary of observations and learning gleaned from presenters and attendees who participated in our strategy conferences held in: Melbourne on the 16th and 17th of October, and London on the 14th and 15th […]
2017 Conference Micro White Papers
Micro White Paper: If the Balance Sheet provides a “Window to the Company”: What is the Purpose of Strategy?
In this paper we introduce the topic with an overview of the structure of strategy in the form of a Strategic Architecture and then a derivative of that construct; the SMI Dynamic Model of Strategic Equilibrium. We then identify five key measures of effectiveness that relate to the purpose of strategy, they include: Control over […]
In this Micro White Paper we explore the growth of Shelley’s retail store – from a food and drink micro store to an international conglomeration focusing on the provision of services that includes animal hospitals and boarding facilities, subterranean hotels and above ground retail and entertainment complex’s as well as overland expedition tourism services – […]
Micro White Paper: A New Era of Competition Needs New Perspectives of Strategy: Can Tesla lead the Way?
In this micro white paper we build on our observation that in order for newly founded car company, Tesla to survive it must recognise the need for it to continually adapt and invent itself if it is to evolve into a key player in the automotive industry of the future. In particular, Tesla must ensure […]
Micro White Paper: Strategy Remastered: Culture Doesn’t Eat Strategy for Breakfast, Culture IS Strategy
For 10+ years business school professors have been searching for a comprehensive understanding of just what the ‘doing’ component of strategy (strategy-as-practice) is. While the topics of strategy and culture have many touch points as part of their research agenda, little attention is given to the identification of a relationship between the two. Does that […]
Micro White Paper: Updated: From steam power to electric powered digitisation: The problem with making the mid-west rust belt shiny again
Insight into the impact of digitisation on industry – from the perspective of a President who wants to look back for past glory as opposed to the future for world beating competitiveness.
As living, dynamic, complex systems businesses naturally possesses a capacity to adapt to change, but unlike a natural ecosystem it also has the capacity to invent change. Most organisations I have observed though are more than content to limit their capacity for change to that of adaptation alone, in the form of a response […]
This White Paper provides insight into the practice of Strategy (Remastered), the concept is explained through its application to participating organisations in the health industry. Companies discussed include Cochlear, ResMed, Philips and Siemens.
What is Blockchain? What impact will it have on business and how soon will it be before it arrives? In this video our newly established smiknowledge multimedia team went to an Expo on Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) in London to find out. We invite you to view it here, simply click on the “View Whitepaper” link below, The insight is significant.