Business Models

The Profit Paradox

A business that doesn’t make money won’t be around for very long. Profits, after all, are the engine that drives the world of commerce. Any idiot knows that. Unfortunately, idiots who do know that go out of business all the time. The US auto industry, integrated steel giants and many others who failed were extremely profit driven and, in fact, it was their quest for profits that was their undoing.


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Entrepreneurial Spirit, M.I.A.

As business begins to boom, the fight-to-survive instinct fades and the entrepreneurial spirit isn’t quite what it was when the company was a startup. Sometimes it’s completely M.I.A. More and more people seem to need more resources to get ideas implemented quickly. Eventually, the ability to flex, react and innovate is lost.

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Innovation and Silos

Is it true that the larger your company, the tougher your innovation challenges become? If so, why should this be? It could be argued that more resources, bigger budgets, stronger technology portfolios and greater market access should make companies more successful at innovation.

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