M&A in a Digitalizing World

Digital M&A presents non-traditional concerns, higher premiums and cultural integration risk, according a recent Bain Brief, which summarizes an executive survey. The executives agreed that the digital strategy needs to be a clear part of the corporate strategy. Half of them noted the need for expertise at hand before the deal and the importance of […]

Becoming Invaluable to the Ecosystem

The emergence of platforms has transformed many industries and forced companies to think beyond their specific product and into the larger ecosystem where their products fit. Strategists will be challenged to anticipate these ecosystems and position their companies to sustain competitive advantage.

The Implications of IoT for Manufacturing

CSC, a consultancy, reviews the evolution of manufacturing in its Forward magazine, available here. At a high level, manufacturing stands to benefit greatly from advances in digital technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) gathers data from all physical objects in a network to enable a central view. It can help you react swiftly (Tesla with auto sensors), or […]

New Risks for the New Year

At Davos this month, the World Economic Forum released its updated Global Risks Report for 2017. As is typical, WEF provides a variety of multimedia for the report: pdf here, Davos video discussion here, cool infographics here. The report overall identifies five top Trends. Rising Income and wealth disparity Changing climate Increasing polarization of societies […]

Digital Health: What’s Actually Happening?

Rock Health recently released some research on digital health. Much fails to surprise: high engagement among millennials should not  shock anyone. But it also contains quite a few data points that could be tracked by savvy strategists interested in emerging trends. Here’s a few that caught my eye. Full list available here, also for download.