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Will your company have Strategic Intelligence processes in-place after Covid?

Over 40 percent of companies that face the Corona-crisis has weakened their competitive position. Just 30 percent have increased their competitive edge by business-model innovation. Unfortunately, management doesn’t have an extensive toolbox available to strengthen the company’s competitive position. The key problem is that the vast majority of companies don’t have a Strategic Competitive Intelligence Capability in place to gain maximum success from business-model innovation.

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Big Boys Big Ego’s and Strategic Intelligence (2)

Narcissism is widespread at the top in both private and public companies as well as in non-profit organizations and the public sector. Narcissism is a necessary element for effective leadership, but it can, however, also become a negative trait. So we may therefore speak about positive and destructive narcissism. Examples to be emulated are Steve Jobs (Apple), Michael Eisner (Walt Disney), Jack Welch (GE), Ingvard Kamprad (IKEA), Henri Ford (Ford Motor Company), Freddie Heineken (Heineken) and Richard Branson (Virgin).

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The EU has a supra-national structure

Dutch multinationals are facing strong competitors from outside the EU, who are confronted less with the difficult market circumstances prevailing in Europe. According to research by the Dutch Financial Times FD, this concerns multinationals such as AkzoNobel, Aegon, DSM, Wolters Kluwer, KPN, Heineken and Shell. Philips and Ahold are stuck in the middle, and Reed Elsevier and Randstad are the only outperformers.

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