How To Analyze Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods – Check Their Missionary Position

Will Amazon transform Whole Foods or vice versa? As this WSJ article posits, so far the impact seems to be the former. Naturally, the whole reason Whole Foods had to be acquired was because they were lacking in the results … Continue reading

How To Spread The Intrapreneurial Spirit in Enterprise? The Race To Innovate

Are you trying to make your business more entrepreneurial? This might mean translate into trying to become more agile, more innovative and/or more experimental? Many companies over the last few years have embarked on “programs” to render themselves fleeter, leaner and more … Continue reading

How to Become the Titan of the Industry – Buy Me To the Moon!

Over the last week, we have seen a host of announced mergers and acquisition. Taken together, in my opinion, these would harken some scary conclusions. In the last week alone, we saw three acquisitions announced that show how fiercely these companies … Continue reading

The risks of the Hunter-Gatherer mindset

Is it better to be a Hunter-Gatherer (acquisition mentality) or a Farmer-Nester (cultivating loyalty)? Of course, it is not about one or the other. Companies need to find a mix between acquisition and loyalty. No business can survive without first … Continue reading

Apple is Beat? Or is real data in the silver lining?

Many people have expressed doubts about the intelligence of Apple purported purchase of Beats Audio for $3.2B. On many points, I would certainly be tempted to agree with the criticism levied at Apple. The naysayers talk about: The price tag is outrageous (Beats … Continue reading