Americans are coming: What can we learn about strategy from the influx of American investment in Australia?
Many well-known American brands – including Costco (retail), Gap (clothing), Carl’s Jr. (fast food), and TCBY (frozen yoghurt) are establishing a first-time presence in Australia. There are various strategic considerations driving each of these companies’ expansions into Australia, but there are some common principles here that illustrate some good points and lessons about strategy. What.. read more →
Strategy is often thought of as being a “high level” activity that is too often disconnected from the daily life of the organisation. “It’s all fine and good to think lofty thoughts,” a critic might say, “but what about those of us down on the ground, doing the actual work?” A common misconception about strategy.. read more →
Hope is not a plan. If you’re looking to take your company to the next level of growth, it’s all too easy to get lulled into a false sense of confidence by making projections based on past results or wishful thinking. High growth companies that deliver outstanding increases in value are able to grow not.. read more →
As a business strategy consultancy, Morgan Cradock has conversations with a variety of corporate clients in all types of situations. We have seen a little of everything during our consulting careers, but one thing we have noticed is that many companies tend to make the same types of mistakes when approaching their business strategy. Confusing.. read more →
If you want to get funding from venture capital investors, you need to have a plan – a business plan, that is. VC investors will be looking for evidence that your company has growth potential and can be a good investment for them. Your business plan is the first place that VC investors look for.. read more →