Strategy

Focusing On Status Quo Or The Future?

It’s easy to remain committed to the status quo. The business world is littered with brands that perfected the art of preserving the status quo: Blockbuster (video) Kodak (film) Radio Shack (consumer electronics) Kmart & Sears (retail) Borders & Barnes & Noble (books) The world passed by the companies identified Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Strategy

The Status Quo Is Deadly

As Sir Isaac Newton offered, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by a force. Why is preserving the status quo deadly? A more agile competitor may seize competitive advantage whilst you are at rest Your market share can Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Strategy

Tesla Worth More Than Ford?

This past week, the press announced that Tesla has surpassed the market cap of Ford. Upstarts like Tesla often are seen as more valuable than companies with long-held traditions like Ford. Frankly, I’m not sure that Tesla is, today, worth more than Ford. But, that’s what the stock market thinks. Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Contemplations

Brexit Or Forget It?

The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. In a forum last week, I wrote that I wasn’t sure that a decision of such import should be left to the citizenry via a referendum.. And, while my position may have been utopian, I had hoped that a decision might Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago