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What innovations are disrupting the food indust... | Women in Focus

What innovations are disrupting the food indust... | Women in Focus | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
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Hello kitty: Australia’s first cat café to launch in Melbourne

Hello kitty: Australia’s first cat café to launch in Melbourne | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Australia’s first cat café will soon open its doors after the owners announced they have found the “perfect location” nearby the popular Queen Victoria Market.
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She’ll be apples: Cooper family expands beer business into cider sector

She’ll be apples: Cooper family expands beer business into cider sector | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Coopers Brewery, owned by the wealthy Cooper family, is entering the $350 million-plus cider market in Australia through a tie-up with British cider maker Thatchers Cider.
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Treasury Wine drinks a bitter cup

Treasury Wine drinks a bitter cup | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Treasury Wine’s expansive, and expensive, tactical blunders make it extremely vulnerable to a foreign predator at a time when macro conditions also favour a takeover.
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The ongoing comedy of errors that is Treasury Wines

 

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The art of strategy | McKinsey & Company

The art of strategy | McKinsey & Company | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Examining how strategies are created, implemented, and executed is a relatively recent practice. In this video interview, McKinsey’s Chris Bradley and Angus Dawson explain how strategic thought has evolved and where it is headed.
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The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore | McKinsey & Company

The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore | McKinsey & Company | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
A systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies yields fresh insight about where and how to compete. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Research reveals the top three issues holding Australian innovation back

A new interactive report by Deloitte Private identifies lack of corporate and government support, access to capital and a culture afraid of risk as factors holding Australian innovation back.
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As we have discussed (and highlighted by Quinton this week), it is hard to be innovativie if your company is risk adverse.

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Constructing Your Career Castle

Constructing Your Career Castle | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
How mentors and sponsors can help.
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Some good advice as you complete your degree.

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Google cuts back on 20% of me-time: Can innovation be the work of one department?

Google cuts back on 20% of me-time: Can innovation be the work of one department? | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
For months, rumours have circulated that Google has axed its commitment to giving its workers 20% of work time for self-directed projects.
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Interesting that Google appears to moving from an integrated model for innovation with the well known 20% time to more of a ‘skunk works’ approach.   Will watch with interest!

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Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech - Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality)

Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech - Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality) | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Incredible inspiring simple three secrets:
1. Opportunities look a lot like work
2. Being Sexy - Being really smart, thoughtful and Generous.
3. Building Your…
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Ok, Can't say I am an Ashton Kutcher fan, but gotta love this acceptance speech. 

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Celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge at centre of successful unfair dismissal case

Celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge at centre of successful unfair dismissal case | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
An unfair dismissal case involving one of Sydney’s most prestigious restaurants and a celebrity chef is a critical lesson for businesses in how they deal with casual staff, experts have warned.
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As discussed in tute on Monday morning. This relates to the rights of casual staff.  Good to know both as a staff member and potential employer!

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Mintzberg's Better Way to Do Corporate Strategy

Mintzberg's Better Way to Do Corporate Strategy | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
By KARL MOORE and PHIL LENIR A few months ago I devoted my column to a discussion about the differences between Michael Porter’s concepts of “deliberate strategy” versus Henry Mintzberg’s “emergent strategy.”  As much as I had relied on Porter to ...
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Through the semester we have been looking at strategy through the frameworks promulgated by Porter.  This week we move on to the concept of Emergent strategy as made popular by Mintzberg.  This is a light reading that introduces some of the differences between the two theorists. 

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Innovation Excellence | Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Innovation Excellence | Divergent and Convergent Thinking | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
How can we become more creative? Let’s start by thinking about our thinking.
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Great little article for this weeks topic 

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Innovation: It's Not The Idea, It's What You Do With It

Innovation: It's Not The Idea, It's What You Do With It | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Most companies, while they can execute the daily business most effectively and efficiently, do not have the processes and capabilities to turn innovative ideas into reality. Developing those processes and capabilities offers a significant competitive advantage in a marketplace where innovation is fueling investment, valuations, and growth.
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All the winners from the 2014 StartupSmart awards

The fourth annual StartupSmart awards have again uncovered a diverse and creative entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in the Australian startup community.
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Some great ideas...........

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How to recognise the 5 new patterns of innovation

How to recognise the 5 new patterns of innovation | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
The explosion of digital information and tools has created five new ways for businesses to innovate: here’s how to identify those patterns and put them to use.
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Strategy to beat the odds articles and insights | McKinsey & Company

Strategy to beat the odds articles and insights | McKinsey & Company | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Articles, reports, surveys, interviews, and interactives covering Strategy to beat the odds
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Mastering the building blocks of strategy | McKinsey & Company

Mastering the building blocks of strategy | McKinsey & Company | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Increase your likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, and comfortable with debate and ambiguity. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The key to successful innovation

The key to successful innovation | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
“ We live in a fast moving world where innovations make the difference. But how to make sure your innovation meets the success it deserves?”
Via Robert H. Rich, Ph.D., CAE
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Some interesting thoughts re the innovation adoption curve
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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
The real gender issue isn't a lack of qualified women, but a surplus of unqualified men.
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Ok Guys, any comments?

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Edward de Bono - discusses the Six Thinking Hats®

Dr. Edward de Bono explains why his Six Thinking Hats® method is a far superior alternative to traditional argument.
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A handy to that might come in useful for your assessment.

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Barriers to Change: The Real Reason Behind the Kodak Downfall

Barriers to Change: The Real Reason Behind the Kodak Downfall | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
Dr. John Kotter discusses the real reason behind the Kodak downfall: complacency. Read on to find out how Kodak let complacency take over, and how to avoid it in your organization. Dr. John Kotter established the 8-Step Process to Leading Change.
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Wolf Blass calls for global wine marketing campaign, blasts industry “parasites”

Australian wine expert Wolf Blass has called for a global marketing campaign to bolster wine sales, as manufacturers continue to struggle domestically.
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VTIC research shows wage costs the greatest constraint for tourism businesses

Australian tourism businesses are calling for a tax review, as a new survey shows high wage costs, taxes and government charges are becoming bigger concerns than ever before.
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Great information for PESTLEDI

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Why Australia started turning on McDonald's

Why Australia started turning on McDonald's | strategy stage 8 | Scoop.it
It's more than just an aversion to creepy clowns.
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I know I bag out Maccas a bit but........

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