Walmart’s acquisition of Bonobos, announced on the heels of Amazon’s Whole Foods purchase, has consumers and retailers reeling. Will Walmart tarnish the Bonobos brand? How do the vastly different corporate cultures of the aligning brands reconcile to accommodate their targets? While the answers are uncertain, one thing’s for sure. The competition between the physical and e-commerce behemoths, Walmart [...]
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IT organizations are enjoying a slow but steady increase in budgets, but their capital expenses and hiring trends are essentially flat, reflecting the effect of the shift to cloud computing. That’s the takeaway from Computer Economics’ annual IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study for 2017/2018. The study finds that the greatest effect has been a [...]
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I begin this post with a short story about an owner who found himself in a typical situation. (I’ve changed his name and circumstances to protect his privacy.) The actions he took to extract himself from this situation and achieve his exit goals are a blueprint for building business value. As soon as Oliver Dielsen [...]
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Growing from a small team to a larger one poses several challenges for an organization. Young companies are able to change and adapt to the environment quickly as opportunities or threats arise. As companies mature, many lose this agility and ability to be flexible. This raises a key question for a small organization as it [...]
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