economic recovery

Old Strategies for a New World?

A recent McKinsey survey Economic Conditions Snapshot, February 2010: McKinsey Global Survey results[1] is interesting reading – especially Exhibit 2. Exhibit 2 looks at how executives propose to deal with a new economy. It is heartening to note that a large proportion (48%) plan to introduce new products and services […]

Giving customers a treat

An article in the Financial Times “Customers more cautious and choosy” [1] provides some interesting pointers for businesses in the developed world facing the prospect of either a painfully slow economic recovery or the dreaded “W” double dip.  The lessons, which come specifically from consumer markets are: (1) In times […]

Davos 2009, Recession and Business Strategy: Quo Vadis? 1

Davos: Are the muddied waters clearer? [Updated 25 February 2009] I thought that I would save my next blog entry on the strategy implications of economic recession until the conclusions of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos emerged. I wanted to use the output from Davos to review my […]