strategy

How Amazon is Ruling the World

How Amazon is Ruling the World

At TechCrunch, Eric Schonfeld highlights faberNovel‘s slideshow explaining Amazon’s model for dominating e-commerce.  

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Borders, Bankruptcy and Strategy

Borders, Bankruptcy and Strategy

Over at TechCrunch, Paul Carr ruminates on the fall of Borders Books (whose original store I used to frequent in Ann Arbor).  The problem, he posits, wasn’t that Borders was overwhelmed by Amazon‘s technology and marketing.  Rather, it is that they made a weak strategic move: I suspect the death of Borders might actually cause […]

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Getting the Most Out of Social Media

Getting the Most Out of Social Media

Drawing upon the case of a recently established organization, charity:water, the McKinsey Quarterly outlines lessons on how to make the most effective use of social media.  It all comes down to effectively relating a compelling story: Tell a story. [charity:water founder Scott] Harrison’s personal journey—evoking themes of redemption, change, and hope—engaged others on an emotional […]

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Entrepreneurs are Different

Entrepreneurs are Different

Not only are they older than you and me, they think differently.  This according to a study by Saras Sarasvathy, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business: Sarasvathy concluded that master entrepreneurs rely on what she calls effectual reasoning. Brilliant improvisers, the entrepreneurs don’t start out with concrete goals. Instead, they […]

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Elements of Successful Strategies

Elements of Successful Strategies

Strategy is the essence of what we do at Fairweather Consulting.  Every once in a while we come across an article that summarizes key elements of successful strategic planning in a way that might be useful for our clients. Booz & Allen have a pretty good take on what successful strategic planning looks like in […]

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Fairweather to create Strategic Plan for Walkway over the Hudson

Fairweather to create Strategic Plan for Walkway over the Hudson

We’ve been selected to create a strategic plan for the Walkway over the Hudson.  It is an exciting project.  After more than a decade of hard work, the Walkway was able to assemble the public and private resources to renovate the Poughkeepsie/Highland Railroad bridge into a major recreational resource for the Hudson Valley and beyond.  […]

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