Don't Let a Lack of Foresight Be the End of Your Business

Posted by Ashley Inman on Jun 28, 2018 9:23:38 AM

BlueSmart luggage, one of the first manufacturers of bags that enable consumers to charge USB devices, weigh luggage and track suitcases with an app and GPS, announced this year it could no longer sustain its operations and sold the majority of its tangible assets off.

Just a year ago, in 2017 BlueSmart founder, Diego Saez Gil celebrated milestones of generating $10 million in revenue, achieved in under two years of being in business. Now with travel regulations banning the product’s foundational technology, Gil has been forced to reconcile his options and transfer the product to another company.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Early Warning Monitoring, Competitive Strategy, Disruption, Amazon

Reverse Timeline Analysis: The Future after Boeing Buys GE Aviation (Part 2)

Posted by Christopher Dent on Jun 27, 2018 1:06:29 PM

Assuming that Boeing purchases General Electric Aviation, industry stakeholders are asking what will that look like? How will this disrupt the marketplace? This presents an opportunity for us to demonstrate a valuable but underappreciated structural analytical  Framework (SAF), Reverse timeline analysis, in combination with our Indications & Warning mechanism.

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Topics: Early Warning Monitoring, Merger and Acquisition, Competitive Strategy, Disruption, Aviation

CVS – Aetna: The Power of Strategic Competitive Analysis

Posted by Robert Flynn on Oct 27, 2017 2:46:39 PM

The Wall Street Journal and other sources revealed yesterday that pharmacy operator CVS Health Corporation has made an offer to acquire No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc.  Wouldn’t it have been rewarding to have known the probability of such an acquisition?  Wouldn’t executives of Walgreens and Express Scripts or United Health Group and Anthem have benefited from an evaluation that showed the rationale for such an acquisition? Fuld + Company analysis produced in June 2017 did precisely that. Anticipating just such a move four months ago demonstrates of the power of competitive strategy.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, War Games, Early Warning Monitoring, Healthcare, Competitive Strategy

Upcoming Event: Robert Flynn Speaking at Pharma CI US Conference & Exhibition September 14th

Posted by Fuld + Company on Aug 23, 2016 9:19:47 AM

Join us this month at the Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition taking place September 13th - 14th at the Hilton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey.

The Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition is the largest assembly of senior level pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device professionals seeking the latest news and the chance to network with all the industry’s luminaries.

Members of our Life Sciences team will be at our booth to find out how we can address your competitive intelligence and strategy development needs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics industries. Robert Flynn, Principal, Strategic Accounts, will be giving a talk on early warning through scenario planning on Wednesday, September 14th.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Early Warning Monitoring, Fuld + Company, Pharma, Scenario Analysis

New White Paper: Navigating Risks in Emerging Economies

Posted by Fuld + Company on Feb 19, 2016 10:53:04 AM

Emerging markets present unique competitive challenges. While companies may account for obvious obstacles such as institutional voids and evolving infrastructure, they can fall victim to subtle cultural differences by neglecting to complete on-the-ground research prior to expansion. Local competition knows the rules of the game better than even the most savvy international firm.

Packed with exemplary successes and cautionary tales, our newest white paper - authored by Nathaniel Emmons, Director, Diversified practice - lays out the need for a systematic approach when entering frontier economies. Based on insights from security experts and seasoned investors, the paper offers a four part framework for identifying, analyzing, and reacting to risks and includes an Overseas Expansion Checklist.

To add real-world applicability, the paper focuses on bureaucratic hurdles, political risks, and security issues in diverse African and Asian countries:

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Consumer Goods, Early Warning Monitoring, Manufacturing/Industrial, Market Analysis, New Market Entry, Scenario Analysis, Travel/Hospitality, Competitive Strategy

New Video! Companion Diagnostics

Posted by Fuld + Company on Dec 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Companion diagnostic (CDx) devices are in vitro and imaging tools that are paired with specific drug therapies. Part of a larger trend towards personalized medicine, they are used to identify patients most likely to benefit from a specific therapeutic agent or to determine appropriate dosage. 

While questions remain about who should bear the cost for companion diagnostics, the promise of greater safety and efficacy and the potential for faster regulatory approval have made this an area of growth for both pharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics clients.

David Staknis, Principal, Practice Head Global Life Sciences, and Ken Sawka, CEO + President, discuss increased requests for monitoring development and expansion of CDx platforms, earlier coordination by pharmaceutical and diagnostics firms, and the benefits of CI for optimizing R&D spending.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Early Warning Monitoring, Medical Devices, Pharma, Healthcare, Life Sciences

New Video! Business Disruption

Posted by Fuld + Company on Nov 5, 2015 1:22:38 PM

The latest wave of disruption has been driven by technology platforms, consumer experience, and the oft-cited "sharing economy."

CEO and President Ken Sawka and Founder Leonard Fuld discuss:

  • Is any market safe?
  • Are incumbents reacting in strategic ways?
  • What's the degree of customer stickiness for the likes of Uber and Airbnb? 

Video after the jump.

 

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Brand Insights, Early Warning Monitoring, Fuld + Company, Fuld, Leonard, Competitive Strategy

New White Paper! Competitor Crazy Ivans

Posted by Fuld + Company on Nov 5, 2015 1:17:41 PM

What do soviet submarines, Sean Connery, and competitive intelligence have in common?

Our latest white paper Competitor Crazy Ivans reveals the connection.

 

 

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Topics: Early Warning Monitoring, Fuld + Company, Competitive Strategy

Three Approaches to a Defined Strategy Roadmap

Posted by Alexis Kuchins on Jun 17, 2015 2:02:00 PM

A few weeks ago, I attended the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) annual conference in Tysons Corner, VA. As this was my first entrée into the organization, I was excited to increase my strategy knowledge and skills, and take advantage of the various presentations. From the keynote speakers to the individual breakout sessions one thing was clear: without a defined strategy roadmap, one’s strategy is destined for a less then optimal outcome.

So how do you know if your strategy is on the path to success? Below are three paths to drive your business toward executing a highly impactful strategy.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Product Roadmap, Sales Force Effectiveness, Value Chain Analysis, War Games, Win/Loss/Bid Support, Events, Early Warning Monitoring, Innovation, Market Analysis, New Market Entry, Scenario Analysis, Life Cycle Management, Product Positioning

Healthcare dichotomies that are threatening your industry

Posted by Fuld + Company on Apr 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM

There is a wide gap between what healthcare providers need to do, and what they are actually doing. In many cases they know where they need to go, but not how to get there. Here, we address four of the most critical of these dichotomies, and Fuld + Company's perspective on what needs to be done.

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Topics: Product Roadmap, Early Warning Monitoring, Healthcare

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