competitive strengths

Gossip as Strategic Tool

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Gossip!   I wouldn’t blame you if you are thinking, “Harsha, you have finally lost it!”   Let us look at why it is true whether this is new to us or not.   “Why do men not walk around in skirts in most parts of the world, yet in Scotland it is perfectly acceptable […]

A sure way to make money!

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In the last 20+ years, we have met more than 1000 “C” level people. At least 20% of them from Fortune 1000 companies. Literally all of them were big on the market – traded or invested in a big way, and yet most of them had no visibility into their own organization!   You may be […]

Penny Wise = Bad Business. You need to know why

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Around a year ago, one of our customer was pushing us to improve our productivity by 2%. We did everything we could from time study analysis, to process consultant, to even having people take typing classes!! Our customer argument was simple “I have to bring down my cost by 10% and I can do that […]

Social: The basic art of floor walking

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Last week I called our head of HR and told him “We are going to have trouble with Mr. X, please have someone talk to him. He was not surprised because I do this often. I also walked up to our operations manager and told him “Please have extra QC on the Mr. X’s work.” […]

Culture as a management tool

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“Hey Guys! I love this place!!!” exclaimed Janett.   Janett was dressed in a casual ‘kurthi’ (The Indian top) and a long flowing skirt that was down to her ankles. Her hair was un-kept and despite her pale color (When compared to the Indians) and her naturally blond hair seemed to fit well with the […]

VA Research: Gain from your peers experiences

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See how your peers/competition and the market has cut costs and become more efficient in this endless downturn: We are wading through the longest recession since 1930. We know it feels longer than that for you but are you interested in knowing how your peers coping with this down trend to reduce costs. What you can learn from […]

VA Research: Predictions about India

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A look back at some bold predictions that were made in 2005 about India that have come true! A quick review of India by Vantage Agora. Indian Economy – An Overview Economic Growth Sustained economic performance Average since 1991  6.2% 2004-05   6.9% Forecast till 2050 –Goldman Sachs  5   % p.a. Services account for over […]

VA Research: Need for the expert

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“To become better than the best in today’s world of cut-throat competition & where time is money, requirement of an expert becomes a very essential asset, to gain a competitive advantage”. Does your company have the experts & their expertise to give you that competitive advantage?  Want to learn how to use an expert’s expertise to achieve […]