Month: April 2020

April 30, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Gathering The viral energy of firms comes from gatherings.  Virtual get-togethers can harness crowd momentum, enthusiam & competition to fuel innovation, while common threats spur collaboration.  Shared aims stop social distancing making us socially distant.  Unite in spirit to prevail 100 years Guessed the Word?     Series 57 (7/8)       pic: donnaSenzaFiato

April 29, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unplanned An unplanned, lasting benefit of lockdown:  a crash course in communications technologyA rapid, mass computer literacy & skills reboot for all ages, everywhere.  The world’s human capital has increased exponentially & there’s no going back.  Control + Alt + Delete.  Waah! Guessed the Word?        Series 57 (2/8)         pic:…

April 27, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Out of stock The list of Out-of-Stock essentials rolls on.  But now is the time for firms to identify how, what & where to stock items they need as Covid-19 lockdown eases.  Switzerland holds 3 – 6 month’s worth of staple foods, fuels & medical supplies. But stockpiles are held by private firms, so large…

April 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Reopen Which sectors will reopen from lockdown first?  Construction, manufacturing, logistics, essential retail, waste handling & outdoor work – by staying 2m apart.  A population basis to reopen is ‘youth first’ – schools & young workers who don’t live with older folks.  Another brick out of the wall Guessed the Word?         …

April 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 57 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 56  spelt  N-O-W-L-O-C-K-D   (LOCKDOWN) Series 55  spelt  D-R-S-I-T-U-P   (DISRUPT) Series 54  spelt  S-W-I-N-G-S-U-P   (UPSWINGS) Series 53  spelt  L-O-O-K-O-U-T   (OUTLOOK) Series 52  spelt …

April 18, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Demise Covid-19 spells the demise for firms in some sectors more than others.  Most at risk: energy (oil price slump), retail (non-food), airlines, travel, automotive.  Likely to thrive: healthcare (virus-facing), utilities, telecoms, communications media.  But for all firms, survival will matter more than profits or growth for the next 2 years.  All firms can go…

April 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Killed Killed by Covid-19:  forecasting experts, extrapolating into the future, based on the past.  Better to embrace uncertainty, build resilience & stocks, allow a margin of error, and respect diverse views.  Revived by Covid-19:  common sense & trusting our own instincts Guessed the Word?             Series 56 (4/8)       …

April 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Collapse Which firms will collapse first?  Zombie enterprises propped up by repeat loans won’t stagger on through the pandemic.  Nor will their main clients & key suppliers.  Despite government rescue packages, it will be corporate undertakers & wind-up merchants who stand & deliver Guessed the Word?               Series 56 (3/8) …

April 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Order in Lockdown = order in some food!  Online orders boost sales, but to pivot to delivery, a restaurant must overhaul menus with transit in mind, coordinate couriers, absorb delivery firms’ 30%+ fees, re-jig kitchen layout to include dedicated production lines to fulfil digital orders, & install pick up units in place of tables &…

April 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Let up When to let up Coronavirus restrictions?  There’s proof that lockdowns slow down the spread & ease pressure on health services, but no evidence of what happens when normal life resumes.  Businesses should expect tough social distancing measures until Autumn 2020, with some timed/ targeted relaxations thereafter Guessed the Word?         …