Last week, we briefly enumerated the five paths companies typically follow to reconstruct their market possibilities and open up Blue Ocean possibilities. Today, we begin with discussing those paths somewhat in detail.
We live in a world that is always making a deal – compromising one thing for the other. The world does...
The second international airport in Mattala is both a challenge as well as an opportunity to strengthen the commercial aviation skies of Sri Lanka. From the inception, to speed up the progress of Mattala, it is necessary to define the personality of this airport, which has certain uniqueness.
The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has in its latest report analyzed the rubber industry outlook, and this appears to indicate a balanced outlook in terms of demand/ supply equation, during the forecast period.
During the induction ceremony of the new Director General/CEO, Deputy Director General and the new Principal, held a few months ago, The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) said:
When a company goes public through an initial public offering (IPO), an investment bank evaluates the company’s current and projected performance and health to determine the value of the IPO for the business.
Continuing with our Blue Ocean Strategy basics series, today we will highlight ‘Tipping Point Leadership’ and the ‘Four Organisational Hurdles’ to strategy execution.
A good Blue Ocean Strategy will have three defining characteristics:
An overview of the state of Solar PV installation in the Sri Lankan hotel industry was carried out recently...
In bailing out Cyprus and taking funds from savers instead of taxpayers, the euro zone has crossed a Rubicon with implications for future banking rescues in other countries despite assertions that the crisis in the island nation is unique.
With literally hundreds of stocks, bonds and unit trusts to choose from, picking the right investments can confuse even the most seasoned investor. However, starting to build a portfolio with stock picking might be the wrong approach.
We learnt in the previous instalments that value innovation occurs whenever companies align innovation with utility, price and cost benefits for customers. Companies that achieve value innovation pursue differentiation and low cost simultaneously.
China has grown into a dynamic powerhouse of business. Among the men, there are women...
Trincomalee is also known as Gokkana (Pali) and Tirukonamalai (Tamil). The city is built on a peninsula which divides the inner and outer harbour. It was a major maritime and trading post since the 11th century under the control of Sri Lankan kings.
The latest LMD/Nielsen Business Confidence Survey shows that the percentage of people concerned about the economy more than doubled in 4th quarter 2012. The proportion of people indicating that the economy was their biggest or second biggest concern increased from 22% to 46 %.
Increased international trade in food has resulted in consumers benefitting from access to food at lower prices, year-round supplies, and a greater quality and variety of food.
We see three reasons for a slower-than-expected recovery as the economy adjusts to bold...
The United Nations celebrated the first International Women’s Day on 8th of March in 1975. Since then, the International Women’s Day has been celebrated each year on the 8th of March, all across the world.
Starting today and during the next few instalments, we will be making a brief study of what is known as the ‘blue ocean strategy’.
To understand what is meant by Blue Ocean Strategy, let us see how the two Professors who wrote the book - W. Chan Kim - Renee Mauborgne - introduce their theme: “Imagine a market universe composed of two sorts of oceans:
A stock trader is a person or entity engaging in the trading of equity securities, in the capacity of agent, hedger, arbitrageur, speculator or investor. Several different types of stock trading strategies or approaches exist including scalping, momentum trading, technical trading, fundamental trading, swing trading, day trading, etc.
I still remember watching the highly acclaimed movie starring two times Academy Award winner Hillary Swank...
As the current two-year collective agreement lapses this month, negotiations for another wage increase in the plantation sector are expected to begin soon.
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