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How Companies Prepare in Springtime Will Set the Tone for the Year

How Companies Prepare in Springtime Will Set the Tone for the Year
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A year’s plan starts with spring. Make the whole day’s plan in the morning — that’s an ageless wisdom that helps us anchor ourselves, before the onslaught of the busyness of life. 

There are always multiple demands. The trick is to identify tradeoffs that are non-negotiable. Don’t compromise over those. Seek breakthrough by reframing.

Effective leaders and future-ready companies win by embracing paradox. This month’s newsletter will focus on some examples of those who could and couldn’t. 

1. Amazon CEO is the ‘outside insider’ that can push the company to new heights.

I was on Yahoo Finance discussing Amazon’s latest earnings and comparing them with Meta. 

2. Why the future of the metaverse matters to everyone—from Nike to Boeing. Metaverse of course doesn’t belong to Facebook alone. Here’s my commentary on SCMP

3. Intel can’t even grow profits during a global chip shortage – where did it all go wrong? I wrote in the Market Watch on how Intel is now running behind AMD and TSMC.

4. The surging market capitalization of Tesla, Nio, and BYD demonstrates the reward of vertical integration—when it’s needed. But be careful. Its misapplication can be equally costly.

If you haven’t played with it yet, check out our Future Readiness Indicator. There are interactive graphics that you can play with. Many insights come from this ongoing research project at IMD. 

Thank you for reading—stay well.

Yours,

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