Archive for July, 2010

Response to: “Applying Global Trends: A Look At China’s Auto Industry” in McKinsey Quarterly

July 27, 2010

McKinsey Quarterly accepted the following Steven Weiss comment to this article: Assumption-based planning would also be an important tool in monitoring the progress of each scenario. It would provide an additional discipline to think through the problem and the remedies. Furthermore, what Mr. Weiss couldn’t include in the comment are the following observations: By [...]

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For Immediate Release: Disregard Previous Instructions, A New Consulting Company, Offers New, Non-Baloney/Non-Jargon Press Release. Also offers Radical Thinking That Makes Companies Make Money.

July 20, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO – July 20, 2010 – Disregard Previous Instructions, a new consulting company, instructs its clients to pretty much forget all the stuff they learned in B school and in their prior business experience and open their minds to a new way of thinking, because what businesses are doing now is not working [...]

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Companies That Have Disregarded Previous Instructions And Those That Have Not

July 15, 2010

HAVE • Apple: The largest mobile device company in the world. • Google: Has a healthy disregard for the impossible. • The Coca-Cola Company: Pioneer in distribution, marketing, advertising. • US Army: From fighting wars to nation building. • Nike: Refined and redefined running shows and cradle to cradle sustainability. • Patagonia: First to pledge [...]

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University of Oxford Alumni Newsletter Article

July 10, 2010

Invited by Oxford University’s Said Business School to pen an article for its “Beyond Oxford And You” August newsletter, Steven Weiss wrote the following: For decades, established business labored under the assumption that the financial system was rock solid, that disruptions would be few and far between, that if and when they occurred, we could [...]

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