Radio Shack (NYSE: RSH) is closing 1,100 stores, in large part, because it has become a commodity. It is a classic case of strategic misstep and short sightedness. In 2000 Radio Shack abandoned its heritage name, Tandy, consolidating around the Radio Shack brand. They did this primarily because they had become a neighborhood electronics […]
Put Your Future in Context
“Tomorrow’s organizations will only thrive if they recognize the uncertainty that faces them and actively imagine the possible threats and opportunities that will emerge under different circumstances. No one can predict the future. But every organization is responsible for defining policies, creating culture and deploying infrastructure that will make them resilient in the face of change.”
Every leader needs a trusted advisor. Every organization needs one too. A trusted advisor who will challenge assumptions, someone who will synthesize research and create decision frameworks that navigate through the messiness of the underlying challenges, someone who will speak truth to power. Leaders need a trusted advisor who will suggest processes, tactics and strategies that deliver efficiencies, drive innovation, serve customers more effectively and create strategies that enable competitive differentiation. As an analyst and executive, Daniel W. Rasmus has served as a trusted advisor to executives, Fortune 100 companies, public sector organizations and NGOs. He has helped organizations transform their work experiences and discover new market potential. He has helped them create deeper more meaningful visions and design more robust technology architectures. If you are looking for an advisor, a coach or a mentor to help enhance your strategic capabilities, Daniel can provide a range of services designed to meet the needs of individual executives, functions, teams. organizations or events.
Daniel is an affiliate analyst with Hivemind Network
Download the PDF here. Gathering the Wrong Data Too often organizations want to look deeply at their history in order to project forward. This is almost always a waste of time. The world changes too often to spend time on what the organization looked like 20 years ago. Spend time collecting data on the current […]
Download the PDF here. Photo: Daniel W. Rasmus, 2004 I was talking recently with a colleague who consults for the cruise industry, and it struck me that the cruise industry desperately needs scenario planning. With ships approaching $1billion each, multi-billion dollar fleets require strong management, including innovation and risk mitigation. Scenario planning can help drive […]