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UNCONVENTIONAL COMPETITION AND HOW TO RESPOND

Thu Jul 7 2019 Michael McQueen

In an age characterised by disruption and change, competition which breaks the standing paradigms and conventions of the past is not only rampant but important. Unconventional competition is the biggest threat to established businesses and industries whose practices and market seem set and secure.

WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY LESS ABOUT AI

Tue Jun 6 2019 Michael McQueen

For many of us, the very mention of Artificial Intelligence conjures up futuristic notions of SkyNet and cunning malevolent robots rising to destroy humankind in the Terminator film series.

HOW TO FOCUS YOUR PERIPHERAL VISION

Tue Jun 6 2019 Michael McQueen

The most disruptive threats that you and your business will face will come from the periphery.

The unprecedented success of the iPhone is a globally recognised fact. It is known to have broken profitability records, dominated its competition and overwhelmed the market. It is likely that you are reading this article through the screen of an iPhone, and it is equally as likely that if you glance around you will see several more similar to yours in the hands of commuters or crowds or co-workers.

The age of minimalism and Marie Kondo is well and truly upon us and the latest disruption in the retail industry reveals its efforts to keep up.

Over the last week the world has watched as the restaurant empire of Jamie Oliver has partially crumbled. After struggling in many of its branches in the last few years and several attempts to revive it in investments,[1] the UK branch has collapsed.[2]

HOW TO ENGAGE THE MILLENNIAL MARKET

Mon May 5 2019 Michael McQueen

Raised in an age of media and advertising, Millennials are highly attuned to the old techniques of marketers. The strategies that once stood as tried-and-true have aged into transparent tricks in the eyes of the younger cohort.

Collaboration is not about gluing together existing ideas. It’s about creating ideas that didn’t exist until everyone entered the room.