Links for April 1 2012

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The Commoditization of Scale by Maxwell Wessel on Harvard Business Review Quote: So what’s the solution? Accept that everything becomes commoditized. Develop a strategy that doesn’t simply rely on being the biggest. Develop a strategy — a difficult to replicate, cogent set of practices in an industry — that assumes everyone will have the advantages … Read more Links for April 1 2012

Links for Jan 8 2012

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To Know, But Not to Understand by Valeria Maltoni on Conversation Agent Quote: We rely, in other words, on a random accumulation of localised knowledge about people, their backgrounds and various behavioural signals. What if we could pool all those circles of wisdom together and extract a common currency for evaluating everyone’s levels of expertise, … Read more Links for Jan 8 2012

Links for December 11 2011

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Five Common Strategy Mistakes by Joan Magretta on Harvard Business Review Quote: But as important as it is to have insight into customers’ needs, don’t confuse marketing with strategy. What the marketing-only approach misses is that a robust strategy also requires a tailored value chain, a unique configuration of activities that best delivers that kind … Read more Links for December 11 2011