Valuable Lessons in Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Valuable Lessons in Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

The news was even bleaker than expected. Following the closure of 141 stores in 2017, JC Penney’s Q2 revenue in 2018 dropped by another...
What if Your Data isn't Working for You?

What if Your Data isn’t Working for You?

Data collection, data analytics and the application of AI should enable companies to make better decisions. Why then, despite the daily production of 2.5 quintillion...
Taking Tim Hortons Around The World

The Exponential Growth of Canada’s Most Famous Franchise

What’s as Canadian as ice hockey, maple syrup, and altruistic politeness? Hint: it’s the only place you can get a box of Timbits (branded...
[Podcast] Leveraging Big Data to Reach Your Customers

[Podcast] Leveraging Big Data to Reach Your Customers

The ways big data is impacting today’s business climate may be too numerous to count. The ability to access oceans of data relatively easily...
What if Your Current Product Strategy is Causing You to Lose Market Share?

What if Your Current Product Strategy is Causing You to Lose Market Share?

In his seminal work “What is Strategy,” Michael Porter identifies a key pillar of successful strategy as having high barriers to entry. However, building...
What if You are Mistaking Digitisation for Digital Transformation?

What If You Are Mistaking Digitisation For Digital Transformation?

In today’s business environment, where the only constants are change and complexity, the most successful companies solidify their position by designing highly malleable processes...
Spire: How to Protect Your Business from Redundancy

What If Industry Disruption Makes Your Business Model Redundant?

As a CEO, if you were asked to show your company’s strategic plan, what would it look like? If like most, it’s around 20 pages,...
Sam's Tailor: A Cut Above the Competition

Sam’s Tailor: A Cut Above the Competition

Sam’s Tailor is a bit of an anomaly in the industry. When we think of the finest suit-makers in the world, Savile Row masters and...
How Eren Ozmen Built a Billion Dollar Space Company

How Eren Ozmen Built a Billion Dollar Space Company

The head of an entrepreneurial empire is always a Dream Chaser. In fact, those words could be used to describe anyone who has ever...
How Panda Express Became a Landmark Restaurant Franchise

How Panda Express Became a Landmark Restaurant Franchise

If you think entrepreneurial success has nothing to do with serendipity, Panda Express co-founder Andrew Cherng’s words might surprise you. “It’s just dumb luck that...