Managing a Business in this Chaotic Era

Management consultant, blog writer, dreamer

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos. Mary Shelley

A chaotic era we live in, indeed. Here, right now, in the middle of the 4th industrial revolution we must try to cope with the digital disruption, Donald Trump, Brexit and climate change. And that’s just a handful of (chaotic) variables that confront our businesses every day.

So how on earth (maybe shortly Mars – even more chaotic!) should we approach these extraordinary onslaughts? I don’t know, but let’s ponder on it…

Maybe it’s best to start when everything seemed simple and made sense. A couple of decades ago…

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What Traits do a Business Owner Need to be Successful?

Management consultant, blog writer, dreamer

Well I nearly fell of my chair when I started to jot down the traits a business owner needs to be successful. The first seven post that I’d read, identified no less than 42 different traits a business owner or entrepreneur needs to be successful.

I’m convinced that a business owner that possesses all 42 traits hasn’t been born yet, or is locked up far away to keep him or her away from harm (and society). Nevertheless, I’ve listed the 42 traits somewhere in a table…

The 42 traits I’ve jotted down reading 7 blog posts…

But why a business owner (also [sometimes] called an entrepreneur), needs to be different from an ordinary working person?  Maybe it’s because a business owner earns her living in an extraordinary environment…

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How successful are Retailers in the Omnichannel?

Management consultant, blog writer, dreamer

Bricks and Clicks (B&C) retailing is with us for more than two decades. The adding of the online channel to their physical business has allowed retailers to survive and grow even during tough trading conditions.  However, a recent report by Andria Cheng in eMarketer suggests that B&C retailers are struggling to the get their omnichannel strategies to work.

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