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The secrets of successful business development or the art of avoiding the pitfalls of strategic knowledge gaps. Part II – FORS solutions

  The success of any business development strategy largely depends on the accurate and in-depth analysis of the business environment of companies’ operations and the associated risks as well as the capacity not only to mitigate them but to transform them into advantages. It also depends on successful change management and the capacity to develop,

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The secrets of successful business development or the art of avoiding the hidden risks. Part I – The government

Business development per se is a creative and innovative process which, in order to be successful, at its core requires freedom of thought and freedom of action. Business development is about creation of wealth not about reliance or even worse dependence on outside sources of wealth. When analyzing the risks for business development derived from

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Transforming the U.S. energy policy – Strategic Analysis VS Politics (Part I)

             Recently I. Bremmer-President of Eurasia Group and K. Hersh-CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management published an op-ed in the New York Times : “When America stops importing energy”(1) that at first sight can be assessed as innovative strategic thinking predicting a future “energy revolution”.            Nevertheless there are a few rhetorical questions related

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Business-Government Partnership – Benefits vs. Risks

    Recently Chevron CEO John Watson expressed support for the idea of creating a Business-Government Partnership to promote the American values abroad (1). Public-private partnerships are an intrinsic element of the complex sovereignty in a globalized world…the problem with this idea is that this is a multinational global company and  we live in 2013

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Strength…the key to success is transformation

We are being asked by our clients about the meaning and the choice of the quote on our website, taken from the T’ai Kung’s Six Secret Teachings. As most of you know these teachings are part of the military classics of ancient China. The quote itself is taken from the “Martial Secret Teaching”. Why use

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Respect…the future of being “Global”

In the context of a complex and highly volatile global environment where the risks of doing business are greater than ever before, it seems that the predominant feeling of most companies is the fear of the unknown and their reaction is not towards expansion, but towards withdrawal. We outlined the importance of Foresight and Outreach

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Outreach…The risks of self-centrism…

If you haven’t seen yet Foreign Policy’s “Postcards from Hell 2012” we invite you to do it at: Postcards from Hell 2012. These “postcards” depict the painful reality of sixty countries considered “fragile” or from the point of view of strategic analysis-countries with high levels of risk…these sixty countries represent almost 31 % of the

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