Smart strategy: Wal-Mart competes with Amazon

Image via Wikipedia Wal-Mart has just stepped up to create a compelling online offer that should rival sites like Amazon. Traditionally, Wal-Mart’s business model has been to sell its inventory and it makes huge profit through excellence and innovation in supply chain management. Amazon, on the other hand, has a business model of selling other […]

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 […]

Business Diamond Framework: A new way of looking at business

The Business Diamond Framework™ is a new way of looking at a business. There are many different kinds of businesses but all of those businesses perform the same four functions to achieve their unique ends. Those four functions can be depicted like this: “Leadership” represents the vision-casting and management of decision-makers. “Value-Add” represents the input-side […]