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Amazon doubles down on cargo planes and enters pre-packaged meal delivery as part of its growth strategy.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Supply Chain, Business strategy, Business news, global strategy

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When you're the size of Amazon your business growth strategy overlaps with multiple areas, sectors and industries.

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What Instagram can teach you about strategic planning and business strategy.

[fa icon="calendar'] March 28 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Social media, Business strategy, Business news

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As a Manager, CEO, or Executive Director you might not be the one using Instagram in your organization as part of your strategy, you can however learn from it when it comes to implementing your own business strategy and change management initiatives.

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Playboy changes their business strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] October 15 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business strategy, Business news

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 When: " what we've always done" stops working, what do you do?

It was recently announced that playboy would stop publishing images of naked models in their print edition which, aside from their editorials was their claim to fame.

Why would a business so drastically change their business strategy unless they had to?

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Amazon Prime Business Strategy for Customer Aquisition

[fa icon="calendar'] July 15 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Sales, Marketing, Business strategy, Business news

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So today is July 15th and it's Amazon Prime day, declared a day with better deals than Black Friday. I took a peek, and so far it's pretty good. 

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Costco's great pricing strategy and business model.

[fa icon="calendar'] June 10 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business strategy, Business news

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Great strategies are all around us. As a business nerd I love to see businesses that take risks and put major bets on things that will make an impact on their bottom line in both the short term and long term.

This month there were two news stories that covered Costco's business model and their strategy for growth.

First was the case study on using roast chickens and hot d

ogs as loss leaders to get people into the store. Despite the fact they could make millions more by increasing the price to match inflation, they chose to keep their prices where they are because it's better for business. 

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Enterprising non profits: a strategy for success

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business news, Success Stories

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Today I got to host and event with the Vancouver Board of Trade small business council on creating social impact as part of your business practices. 

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Zappos Strategy: Get them off the bus.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, Business strategy, Business news

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It's been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. In this case, culture has taken a bite out of the workforce over at Zappos.

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