Monthly Archives: February 2018

Playing Chicken

What is the minimum that KFC, the chicken fast-food restaurant, should be able to offer its customers? The answer, of course, is chicken. Amazingly, however, KFC were unable to offer chicken in most of its restaurants across the UK last … Continue reading

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The Key To A Great Business Strategy

Last week, I met with an old client who shared with me his company’s latest strategy pack. The document, prescribed by the Group Head Office, was 126 pages long and full of analysis, charts, tables, graphs and action plans. There … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Feeling Pumped

This week’s focus: A few years ago, I cycled the coast-to-coast route, from my home town of Morecambe  to Bridlington. The route is around 170 miles and we cycled it over two days. As we set off, I was feeling fresh … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Are You A Management Scientist?

This week’s focus: Some years ago, I led a project to run a trial of a new store format in London. We started with a single store and did a lot of work to change its product range, create a better … Continue reading

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Cross Shots – Focus Your Innovation On What Won’t Change

In this episode of Cross Shots, Stuart discusses where you should be focusing your innovation and looking an what won’t change.     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross 2018. All rights reserved.

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Business Rocks – Turning Off The News

This week’s focus: I’ve stopped watching the news on TV. I find it all just too depressing and it’s no longer the way I wish to either start or end my day. Don’t get me wrong; I still want an understanding … Continue reading

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