Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Store That Never Sleeps

I’m in New York this week and went to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue yesterday. If you ever want to get ideas for how you could bring your brand alive, this is a placed great to come. But that’s … Continue reading

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Post-It or Past It? Three Ways To Spot A Great Business Idea

Click on the link to read my article, Post-It or Past It? Three Ways To Spot A Great Business Idea, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2010. All rights reserved.

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Getting Your Ideas Heard And Approved

A couple of weeks ago I shared the three factors that drive your ability to gain approval for your business ideas – see here. Below is a chart to enable you to assess the likelihood of you getting approval for … Continue reading

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The Power Of Exploiting Your Constraints

Far from inhibiting business success, constraints enable and accelerate it. Constraints are the limits and restrictions you place on your organistion and its activities. They are the choices you make about what is in and what is out of scope, … Continue reading

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How Good Are You at Failing?

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It’s The Soft Stuff, Stupid!

Click on the link to read my article, Getting Business Proposals Approved: It’s The Soft Stuff, Stupid!, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2010. All rights reserved.

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Getting Your Business Proposals Approved

Most business decisions are a mix of the rational and emotional and the personal and the organisational. This means, as set out in the chart, that your ability to get a proposal heard and approved depends on three clear variables: … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Strategy Tweets (Part 2)

A few weeks ago I shared my first 50 strategy tweets with you. Here are the next 25. You can follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/stuart_cross Identify the major disagreements of your team. Resolve them, don’t hide from them. Meet … Continue reading

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Agility: The Missing Link Of Corporate Success

When England won the rugby world cup in 2003, it was the culmination of six years of driven effort by the coach, Clive (now Sir Clive) Woodward and his squad. The team’s victory had built on a steady improvement in … Continue reading

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