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. […]

Recommended reading: Blue Ocean Strategy

One of my favorite books: W. Chan Kim and Renee Maubergne provide readers with a powerful way to look at your business, your competitors, and the marketplace to identify opportunities for differentiation and innovation. Their strategy canvas is the best strategic tool of the book, in my opinion, although their 4 Actions Framework is also […]

Google Trends: (mis)fortune teller

I was in Google Trends the other day, doing some research for a client. On a whim, I decided to also see the search trend for “recession”. What an interesting find! Here is Google’s Trend graph: At first glance, it’s shocking to see how much the search volume and news references have grown. It’s shocking, […]