RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the sixth chapter on BizIsSimple.Com, author Chris Stern divulges the secrets of efficient environmental analysis.
This chapter discusses the first of eight steps in Stern's strategic planning process.
Stern is appalled that most consultancies start analyzing the internals of a company before thinking about potential market positions. "It is time to question the traditional consultant-driven process and unleash businesses' home-grown and natural creativity," he says, and adds, "in today's hyper-volatile markets, as long as you have enough cash at hand, it is irrelevant what your current competitive position is. You simply have to know where you need to be tomorrow and strive to get there as quickly as you can." One of Stern's favorite sayings is "Fast is better than slow and pragmatic is better than complicated." But he also cautions readers right away "of course businesses can only think this way if they have enough cash at hand".
In this sequence on BizIsSimple.Com Chris Stern is again providing his readers with easy to use analytical tools and checklists. This should enable the audience to investigate an organization with an outside-in perspective, to draw competitive landscapes, and thus discover the true opportunities and threats in any market environment. Chris' goal is to take the audience by the hand and guide them through the critical steps of defining the business they are in.
The goal of BizIsSimple.com is to look at business administration in a new and more practical way and to help readers find tools they can immediately apply in day-to-day business.
The web book will be an ongoing work. In contrast to paper publications, the author can add and change content based on readers' input or updated knowledge. The sixth chapter is called "The Strategy Process" and is available for immediate reading at http://www.bizissimple.com.
Every chapter comes with a downloadable presentation and the author plans to add video sequences in the near future. Until further notice, access to the site is free of charge.
IFEM Management Consultants Inc, doing business as Institute For Efficient Management, is a management-consulting firm delivering integrated business administration solutions for organizations needing to simplify the processes of strategic and business management. IFEM helps its clients design and implement strategic plans that are highly efficient and effective. IFEM's founder Chris J. Stern is best known for his statement that "business is simple until academics and consultants make it complicated". IFEM serves corporate customers throughout the United States and Europe, and specializes in improving the performance of U.S. subsidiaries of European companies and EU subsidiaries of U.S. companies. Click here to read the IFEM Website and to contact IFEM. To read the web book on bizissimple.com, click here.
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