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2010 : Opportunities, business drivers

With the new year on us here are a few articles on what we can expect to see in the coming year.

Top 10 business opportunities in the coming year.

Steve Tobak, the author of this article, suggests these as industries that are likely to grow in the coming year.

  1. Green power.
  2. The senior market.
  3. Discount retail.
  4. Local business.
  5. Higher Education.
  6. Parental outsourcing.
  7. Health and wellness.
  8. Texas.
  9. Affordable alcohol.
  10. Pets.

No real surprises in that list is there?

While the lists will vary by market, I think one huge continually growing opportunity is the mobile phone space.

I also think there is opportunity in the travel industry. With so many more people traveling, be it for fun or work, that is an industry that will rebound from 2009 and will see some innovation in the coming years.

10 leadership drivers for 2010

Here’s an article on what will drive business this year

The economy

Demographics

Globalisation

Social responsibility and the environment

Change as a way of working

Customer focus

Simplicity of process and structure

Performance and engagement

Alignment

Leadership

So there you go, my first post of the new year. Identifying the opportunities and the drivers that will guide success.

Wishing you a very very successful year.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Harish

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How IBM makes a sale

This insightful article analyses using IBM’s success in health care the 3 principles that helped them, and in fact can help any b2b company succeed.

1. Build credibility

2. Identify customer’s real needs

3. Stay relevant always

More details here.

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Four principles of Apple’s success

Yet another analysis of Apple’s success.

It identifies four principles that made Apple a great success.

1. Lead, don’t follow your customers

2. Temper engineering with art

3. Focus on the few, sell to the many

4. Be your own toughest critic

Detailed article here.

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Back to basics

How many times have we heard the term “KISS”, Or “Be focussed”, Or “Be Single Minded”?

Yet how many examples do you see around us of people doing the exact opposite, no matter the success stories of companies who succeed with a simple, focused, single minded story.

Here’s another example, this time from the Books Industry. Borders. Their strategy to focus on 2 titles at a time across all channels is another success story to add to the archive of companies who went back to the basics to ensure a future.

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