Is “industry benchmarking” even possible?

Is “industry benchmarking” even possible?

Companies often want to know how they compare to their peers, especially when they suspect they are leading or lagging.  For example, perhaps you want to know how your performance metrics compare to others’ in the industry — if yours are better than the industry norm,...

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In US-China Trade War, Is India the Winner?

In US-China Trade War, Is India the Winner?

US-China trade tensions are mounting, with fears of a trade war roiling markets.  Yet so far, tariffs have mostly been threatened but not yet imposed, except for some US steel, aluminum, and solar panel tariffs.  It’s reminiscent of the “Phoney War” of the late 1930s,...

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Four Keys to an Optimized R&D Portfolio

Four Keys to an Optimized R&D Portfolio

Is your R&D portfolio producing the right balance of incremental improvements and innovative projects necessary to stay ahead of the competition?  Are you funding too many incremental improvements over potential breakthrough innovations?  Is focusing on ROI providing...

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Blockchain and Business Models

Blockchain and Business Models

Blockchain is entering the business mainstream (it’s not just for BitCoin), and technology vendors are racing to establish position in hopes of becoming major platforms (just search “business applications of blockchain” to get a taste). Blockchain is the technology...

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