Six Thinking Hats

The Six Thinking Hats provides a way to look at decisions from six different perspectives. Ultimately your strategic success depends on how well you think, and the Six Thinking Hats is a tool to help you think better. It was described by Edward de Bono in his book ‘6 Thinking Hats’. The Six Thinking Hats […]

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Value Chain Examples

Note at this article has been superseded by a newer article explaining everything you need to know about Value Chain Analysis. In this article we’ll examine examples of how you can perform a firm level value chain analysis. The Value Chain was first introduced by Michael Porter during the 1980’s in his bestselling book, Competitive […]

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Core Competencies Examples

A core competency is defined as something unique that an organization has, or as something unique it can do. A company that develops a unique core competency can create long lasting competitive advantage. A core competency will typically meet all rules on the following checklist: it provides benefit to the customer it is difficult to […]

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Six Sigma Belts

Six Sigma is a business management strategy that aims to improve the output of processes by removing variation and errors in both manufacturing and business processes. To this end it uses a series of quality management methods. Unlike many process improvement frameworks it requires it’s own infrastructure within an organisation – people who are experts […]

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