Redefining corporate functions to better support strategy and growth

Striking the right balance between decentralized functions and centralized control starts with addressing the needs of business units.

Over the past decade, companies have struggled with organizational designs that vary widely in how centralized or decentralized they are across functions. (…) Against this backdrop, McKinsey believes companies need a new approach to set up functions that maximize business value and successfully serve business units. This approach is based on three core beliefs. Keep reading the original post of McKinsey here.

Improving strategic outcomes with advanced analytics

AI and machine-learning tools can enhance strategic planning.

In this episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast, McKinsey Insights explores how digital analytics is revolutionizing strategy. Nicholas Northcote, who for years led McKinsey’s research on strategic decision making, is joined by Sagie Davidovich, the cofounder and CEO of SparkBeyond, a McKinsey partner company that operates an AI-driven analytics platform, and Sasha Vesuvala, who leads much of McKinsey’s work in applying advanced analytics to strategy and growth-related questions. To read this edited transcript of the discussion follow this link.

Guest Blog: Blockchain In Mobile Application Market

Provided by Abishai James from  White Ranking Technologies

In the future, many upcoming start-ups and renowned industries will step into the mobile application market and the apps developed using Blockchain technology will bring transparency and money into the business. 

However there are different opinions regarding blockchain, but looking at its growth rate in the field of mobile applications one can easily say that an App store developed on blockchain technology might even replace the renowned Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store by becoming the most important medium for searching, downloading, and purchasing premium apps.

Are you new to Blockchain Apps? Do you need some help in knowing how to incorporate blockchain into your next mobile app? Here are a few steps to assist you in reaching your goal.

Know the apps suitable for blockchain

Even though there are various technologies at the end of your fingertips offering you unimaginable advantages, but still every technology won’t fit into mobile applications. 

Moreover, applications that are developed only to publish content and articles without having an active in-app purchase interface, blockchain may not be required at all.

Consider key technologies

Bringing together blockchain and mobile applications needs detailed knowledge and mastery of the technology and several other factors like blockchain platforms, programming languages, front-end, network, processes like back-end, and quality assurance for different mobile platforms, etc.

How to implement Blockchain?

Executing blockchain in mobile app development has noticeable benefits. And once you gain mastery in the above-mentioned factors it will become easy for you to develop an app based on Blockchain. 

Choose the suitable consensus-based method– One should have in-depth knowledge about the mutual consensus mechanism it will help you know the unconditional accessibility and security of the blockchain.

UI and admin panel design– Now, it’s time for you to start working on developing the admin panel and app UI of the blockchain app. Using a front-end programming language, an external database, and designated app servers one can easily develop a blockchain application.

AC Market has developed an infographic to give a detailed description and explain the advantages of Blockchain In Mobile Application Market:

The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

While the internet still continues to drive economic growth and disrupt certain industries, we’re on the verge of the next wave.

Organizations need to ensure the competitiveness of current business models (explore) while simultaneously preparing for the future (exploit). Here is the full story.

The Slow-Burning Success of Disney’s Bob Iger

This year alone Disney have shattered Hollywood records by releasing not one, but five $1 billion movies.

Iger is an example of a CEO who is determined to see growth through a much kinder form of leadership than we tend to see in Hollywood and the media. Keep reading here.

Apple, Google and other titans are snatching up start-ups to fuel innovation. The secret behind their successful corporate coupling

Growth at venerable old companies has flat-lined and aging brands are failing to excite consumers.

To acquire key technologies, rekindle innovation, bring products and services to market faster, embracing risk (and failure), shaking up a dying corporate culture. Got interested? Keep reading here.

Apple Finally Confronts Its Growth-Starved Reality

Apple is finally displaying a willingness to change its business model.

Smartphone sales have stalled globally and Apple are going wide rather than narrow to continue growing it’s business. Continue reading here.

Managing for a sustainable ecosystem

The belief that “maximising shareholder value” is the first priority should no longer hold true.

We need to move from an economic system optimised for growth and profit to one optimised for human well-being and a sustainable ecosystem. Quick 1 minutes read here.

Is Your Company Ready for a Zero-Carbon Future?

There is growing public demand for a rapid transition to a zero-carbon economy. 

Failing to be part of the carbon solution will impact your ability to attract talent, manage risk, and innovate for growth. Topic that shall concern all of us – here is more to read.

AmazonBasics products are now best-sellers in 22 of Amazon’s 51 categories

Create a marketplace, fill it with merchants, then offer customers more value through your efficiencies of scale.

Amazon’s private label brand generated $7.5 billion last year alone, and is expected to grow. A new growth engine perhaps? Read here more on it …