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Why Microsoft partners with rivals (Linux, PlayStation, Chromium, etc.) - YouTube, Jun 2019
Why did Microsoft go from being ruthlessly competitive to suddenly wanting to partner with seemingly everyone? - The Story Behind - Episode 51
Microsoft  TechAltar  video  YouTube  business  strategy 
june 2019 by pierredv
Artificial intelligence is about to revolutionise warfare. Be afraid | New Scientist Sep 2018
"Sci-fi loves to depict military AIs as malign killer minds or robots. But the truth is more subtle and more terrifying – and it's happening right now"
NewScientist  AI  warfare  strategy 
december 2018 by pierredv
Are you ready for 5G? | McKinsey & Company, Feb 2018
"Smart operators will consider seven no-regrets moves to position themselves for advantage amid radically changing industry dynamics."
1. Develop 5G offers
2. Plan at the micromarket level
3. Rethink network deployment and operations
4. Consider sharing the cost
5. Secure access to key resources
6. Work closely with regulatory authorities
7. Develop a comprehensive spectrum strategy

Critiques of 4 use cases

1. "Enhanced mobile broadband ... wireless data prices are falling and growth in demand can be met in other ways (for example, densification of LTE networks and Wi-Fi off-loading). Another hurdle is that constant connectivity—a must-have for mobile broadband—will be severely limited for high-band 5G due to propagation losses at higher frequencies."

2. "Internet of Things ... average IoT revenues will be a fraction of those for mobile broadband because of low usage. Moreover, 5G will have to compete against other technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Zigbee."

3. "Mission-critical control ... as with IoT, operators can expect the associated revenue to be incremental at best."

4. "Fixed wireless access ... could represent a truly new revenue stream for wireless operators, but typically only in areas where consumers don’t already have access to fiber to the home and DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 cable broadband."

Conclusion: "the economics, business model, and ability to monetize these use cases at scale in the near term to justify a nationwide rollout of 5G in any country today remain unclear"
McKinsey  5G  critique  trends  commerce  business-models  strategy 
february 2018 by pierredv
Online Extra: How the Smuckers Stick Together - Bloomberg
"Q: So, whatever the particular denomination, there's a real feeling that religion is an important binding force?

"Exactly. It wasn't the same one though each generation. Each generation changed, but it was still the values that religion provides."

"our strategy is to own icon brands in North America, and there are some really neat brands that we currently own. Look at that cadre of brands -- Smucker's, Jif, Crisco, Hungry Jack, Pillsbury, Martha White -- I mean these are all great, well-known family brands. So we want to be known as a company that manages brands well."

"Richard: Some people believe that the constituent that they need to serve is the shareholder. And we believe that we actually have basically six constituents, five of which we serve very well, [and that will] take care of the shareholder. The first constituent is the consumer. We have to know what the consumer wants and take care of that need. We have to take care of our customers -- the retailers. The third constituent is our employees. The fourth constituent we believe is our suppliers: We have to have good, healthy suppliers. And the fifth constituent would be communities, where we have plants. Basically, if we take care of those five constituents, the sixth constituent, which is the shareholder, will automatically be taken care of.

Q: It's the backwards point of view from that of Wall Street."
Bloomberg  stories  profile  business  religion  strategy  interviews 
february 2018 by pierredv
Space industry takes prominent role in Trump’s national security strategy - Dec 2017
"In the 2017 National Security Strategy released Dec. 18, the president commits the U.S. government to partnering with private industry to explore space and defend U.S. assets there. The administration also promises to help defend private space systems from hostile attacks.
The strategy makes the promotion of space commerce a national security priority. In that vein, the administration intends to overhaul industry regulations to motivate companies to invest and innovate. “The United States will simplify and update regulations for commercial space activity to strengthen competitiveness,” says the document."
SpaceNews  space  US  strategy 
december 2017 by pierredv
Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence - MIT Sloan, Sep 2017

"Disruption from artificial intelligence (AI) is here, but many company leaders aren’t sure what to expect from AI or how it fits into their business model. Yet with change coming at breakneck speed, the time to identify your company’s AI strategy is now. MIT Sloan Management Review has partnered with The Boston Consulting Group to provide baseline information on the strategies used by companies leading in AI, the prospects for its growth, and the steps executives need to take to develop a strategy for their business."
data  business  AI  automation  MIT  strategy 
november 2017 by pierredv
Ready for anything: The best strategies to survive a disaster | New Scientist, May 2017
"In a crisis, your fight or flight response can actually leave you frozen. Training your brain to act could be the difference between life and death"

See side-bar "Tips to keep your wits" -- Prepare, Act
NewScientist  danger  preparedness  strategy  psychology  ** 
october 2017 by pierredv
To win at rock-paper-scissors, put on a blindfold | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine
"Rock-paper-scissors seems deceptively simple. Pairs of opponents display one of three hand gestures. Paper covers rock, rock blunts scissors, and scissors cut paper. It’s so straightforward that children the world over learn to play it. But this is not just a game of chance. Played at the highest level, it becomes a game of psychological strategy, one that justifies five-figure trophies in large competitions and even the publication of strategy guides."
"Cook found that the players drew with each other more often when one of them could see (36.3% of the matches) than when both were blindfolded (33.3% of them). The latter figure was exactly the proportion of draws you’d expect if the players were choosing randomly; the former was significantly higher than chance."
statistics  strategy  games  via:gmsv 
july 2011 by pierredv
Strongly Led, Under-managed: How can visionary nonprofits make the critical transition to stronger management?
"Without sound management practices, even the most successful nonprofit will be unable to sustain, let alone increase, its impact over time. And yet, when Bridgespan consulting teams surveyed senior staff members at 30 nonprofits, the respondents consistently rated their organizations much higher on leadership dimensions like developing an overall vision than on management dimensions like making trade offs and setting priorities in order to realize that vision. Many nonprofits appear to be strongly led, but under-managed."
leadership  management  nonprofit  x:bridgespan  organization  strategy  *** 
november 2010 by pierredv
One Strategy: Aligning Planning and Execution — HBS Working Knowledge
Sent by Stephen Hitchcock
I was quite struck by what were, to me, a series of disconnects or dissonances.
1. There’s an implicit assumption that the execs’ directed strategy is the right one, and that emergent strategy coming from the bottom up “diverges”. Of course, divergence goes both ways. Later in the interview there’s talk about conversations so that “everyone can contribute” – but very often that’s just executive rhetoric
2. Stephen has a reputation for a very clear and non-negotiable view of how an organization should be run. That matches up with the fact that he used blogging so much; blogging is a broadcast medium. Again, there’s a disconnect with comments that what’s really needed is “one-to-one conversation”.
3. I think Iansiti plays word games with “complexity” near the end of the paper when he tries to argue that big complex companies (his own major customers) can, too, innovate. There’s a qualitative difference between organizational complexity and complexity of.
strategy  management  innovation 
april 2010 by pierredv
Annals of Innovation: How David Beats Goliath: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"David’s victory over Goliath, in the Biblical account, is held to be an anomaly. It was not. Davids win all the time. The political scientist Ivan Arreguín-Toft recently looked at every war fought in the past two hundred years between strong and weak combatants. The Goliaths, he found, won in 71.5 per cent of the cases."
sport  strategy  commerce  newyorker 
may 2009 by pierredv
Mauboussin Commentary - Legg Mason Funds :
collection of Mauboussin's papers - great resources on investing, behavioral economics
strategy  economics  investing 
october 2006 by pierredv

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