5 things I hate about TV commercials (#5)

#5: Fake Science If you’ve ever seen commercials for haircare or skincare products, dish detergent, medicine, or paper towels, you’ve seen this quasi-scientific demonstration. It works like this: While the narrator is describing the superior function of the product, you get to see a visual of the scenario but it is meant to look scientific. […]

Beloved SWOT analysis – Revised

The Business Diamond Framework™ (along with the 3i Methodology™) is a guide that helps practitioners know which tools to use, and when. The SWOT analysis is one of dozens of tools used in the Business Diamond Framework™. Normally a single SWOT analysis might be applied to the entire business (or business unit). But with the […]

InFocus: The Leadership Diamond

The Business Diamond Framework™ is made up of 4 “Function Diamonds” — the Leadership Diamond, the Support Diamond, the Value-Add Diamond, and the To-Market Diamond. In these “InFocus” blogs, I’ll choose an aspect of the Framework and talk about it in greater detail. Today’s blog — the Leadership Diamond. Leadership is a broad category. In […]

Business Diamond Framework: 3i Methodology introduction

On its own, the Business Diamond Framework™ is a useful concept to simplify, understand, and communicate a complex business. (Click to review a brief introduction). However, it is incomplete without a specific methodology — the 3i Methodology™ — which applies the Framework to the business in three distinct stages that provide Insight, Innovation, and Implementation. […]

Business Diamond Framework: mapping the value chain

In a previous blog I wrote about the four Function Diamonds of the Business Diamond Framework™: Leadership, Support, Value-Add, and To-Market. The layout of the Framework is intentional. This layout allows Framework practitioners to not only understand the business from the perspective of each of the four functions, but also from the perspective of the […]