“For the budding entrepreneur, a good starting point is to create a qualitative understanding of market drivers. You need to get into the head of the consumer and be able to tell her story. It is both art and science. The purpose of this map of users and usage is to define dissatisfactions, hopes, dreams, and fears. Winning solutions respond to the distinct and specific needs of a group of consumers.”
Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy by
In Smart business book review Bob Morris points out that “two core pillars of smart companies: “Network coordination enables large-scale business networks, while data intelligence ensures efficient operations and decisions across the network.””
How would that network coordination look like and work?
Pull and Visual Management have been studied in Pull for Knowledge Work by MIT
As Morris states “coordination among interconnected players, where data intelligence makes all the players smarter” is the key to efficiency and productivity.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda
In What if you could learn design from Apple Harvard Business Review article, Mark Bonchek talks about various corporate universities that have programs that rival traditional business schools.
“complex assignments focusing on strategy, product development, business operations, and financial management. “