Haier’s Micro-enterprises

HAIER changed from Monolithic Businesses to Micro-enterprises. In most organizations there’s little that supports bold thinking and doing. Old assumptions get challenged only once the business has hit a wall. Not so at Haier. Every Micro-enterprise is charged with pursuing ambitious goals for growth and transformation – known internally as “leading targets”. Rather than taking last […]

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My vision never wavered

The key elements of success First, my vision for the company never wavered. I wanted to create the finest Indian beer and sell it everywhere. With determination, my tea and I turned Cobra into a household name in Britain, and that strength of brand helped us through tough times. At the same time, we’ve been […]

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THANK THE ROBOTS

“By 2020 artificial intelligence will add to, not substract from, the job market: it is projected to create 2,3 million jobs globally while eliminating 1.8 million.” Gartner – HBR March-April 2019

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Blue Ocean Strategy

summary of HBR’s 2004 October article W. Chan Kim Renee Mauborgne “There are two ways to create blue oceans. In a few cases, companies can give rise to completely new industries, as eBay did with the online auction industry. But in most cases, a blue ocean is created from within a red ocean when a […]

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Leading Targets & Micro Enterprises

Haier changed from a central top down strategy to a decentralized Micro Enterprise  (ME) approach. “Every ME is charged with pursuing ambitious goals for growth and transformation – known as leading targets. Rather than taking last year’s performance as a starting point, objectives are set outside in. A dedicated research unit collects product-by-product statistics on […]

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