Australian retailers are now subject to a “Perfect Storm” of a changed environment and context. They need to get their heads around the new reality fast.
Just because you have not seen a black swan, does not mean there are no black swans. Unlikely, incomprehensible events seem impossible until they happen. Once they have happened, in retrospect they are explainable and can even be seen as almost inevitable.
Rather than doing more stuff effectively – what should you stop doing completely ? What personal and business activities should you abandon ? What activities, people, possessions are weighing you down ? Why not get them out of your life in 2011 and free up some “head-space” for more productive thoughts and action ?
By Malcolm Gladwell ISBN 0316346624 This is the book that brought Malcolm Gladwell to global prominence. He is a brilliant observer and his unexpected insights are extremely powerful. I first read this book several years ago and it really changed the way I look at many things. I reread it in the last few months […]
About 4 Billion people exist on less than $2 per day. They are at the Bottom of the Pyramid. This fantastic book examines businesses that survive and propser servicing these markets. These markets are a pressure cooker of Business Model Innovation and some time soon one of these businesses will be iin the West and […]
This is a story about superior insight constructed around a Baseball story. Michael Lewis tells the story of how Billy Beane, general manager of Oakland Athletics, could for several years win more games than anyone else with a team payroll a fraction of the majors.