When the godfather of management consulting landed its biggest contract ever in Africa, it made the worst mistake in its storied nine-decade history.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Michael Forsythe, Walt Bogdanich | Source: The New York Times | Subject: Industry Specific | Company: McKinsey & Company
The Canadian telecom giant transformed its business by adopting a clear, stable approach to strategy and culture.
Content: Case Study | Author: John Izzo | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Industry Specific, Legal, Management | Industry: Telecommunications | Company: Telus
I spent more than three months embedded within Warby Parker to try to understand the making of this made-on-the-Internet brand. Among other things, I watched employees decide on frames for their winter season, wrestle with the nuances of their burgeoning retail strategy, and obsessively plan an employee ping-pong tournament. How, I asked—in meetings and during presentations in New York and over martinis in Los Angeles—have … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Max Chafkin | Source: Fast Company | Subject: Industry Specific | Industry: Retail | Company: Warby Parker
In 2007 Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were broke and looking to raise money to make their rent in San Francisco. They decided to rent out air mattresses in their apartment to attendees of a conference because all the hotels were booked. They called their service “Air Bed and Breakfast.” In a few years, this small experiment would create the hotel industry disruptor Airbnb. The … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Leigh Gallagher | Source: Knowledge@Wharton | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Industry Specific | Industry: Travel/Leisure | Company: Airbnb
VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles. We love capital efficiency until we love land grabs until we abhor “over funding” until we get huge distribution & ring the bell for more funding until we attract every non-VC on the planet to invest in startups until it crashes and we start the cycle all over again none the wiser. … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Mark Suster | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Industry Specific, Venture Capital