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Our latest contribution on growth, execution, simplification and
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Do You Know Why Your Organizational Costs Are Rising?

The costs associated with organizational alignment deal with two functions:  coordination and administration.  Coordination costs include resources dedicated to facilitating information sharing, knowledge transfer, and communication.  These resources may comprise teams, committees, […]

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How are supply and demand impacting your profits?

Market forces affect the equilibrium between supply and demand all the time. For instance, a typical situation of rising production costs drives excess capacity in the market and a shift in the […]

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Is the Industry Value Chain Depressing Your Earnings?

Industry value chains have become noticeably unsteady. They are subject to constant change driven by mergers, overlapping industries, blurred lines from new technologies, and disintermediation by new entrants. Within this context of […]

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How Can You Get More Value Out of Cost?

Companies are squeezed for profits all the time. Pressure comes from multiple fronts: customers have more information making pricing more transparent; product proliferation is increasing cost to serve; globalization is creating a […]

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Market entry through new business model design

Entering a new market with new products that target new customers requires a new business model. It is a powerful strategic initiative that changes the rules of competition. It also represents a […]

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U.S. Quarterly Economic Update and Strategic Implications (Q2 2019)

Great Prairie Group follows the performance of the U.S. economy and publishes a quarterly overview with a dashboard of indicators and implications for business.

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Is blockchain technology the right choice for your company?

Blockchain is essentially a shared ledger system, though one that can significantly streamline and protect all identities and transactions. Its advent is in full swing as blockchain is having an outsized impact […]

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Are too many product lines weighing you down?

Companies sell many products to capture a sizable portion of the market. In so doing, they can reach the limit of too many products and give rise to unintentional business complexity – […]

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Are you tackling cost reduction head-on?

When a business requires 10% to 20% cost reduction, the actions executives need to take to reduce costs are strategic, not tactical. They need to think beyond common cost reduction initiatives such […]

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Why strategic due diligence fails

M&A deals fail more often than not. Study after study put the failure rate at over 70%, including Harvard Business School1, Wharton School of Business2, McKinsey3, Bain4, KPMG5, and many others.   […]

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