Most B2B companies have enormous insight advantages, because their customers have high knowledge, interest, objectivity, foresight and concentration.
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Any champion—a golfer, chess master, or rock climber—focuses on building their capabilities. Yet, many business leaders obsess with “results,” hit the reset button at year-end, and start all over again.
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This original research by The AIM Institute investigates 24 possible growth drivers… and the views of over 10,000 years of professional B2B experience on their growth impact. Bottom line: Most companies want to put more emphasis on understanding customer needs in the front end of innovation.
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New research shows huge financial benefits realized by companies exhibiting long-term behavior. And yet, short-termism often prevails. Here’s the reality: your financial results today are just the future someone else created years ago. Isn’t it time to make your career a participant—not spectator—sport?
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What initiatives is your business pursuing today? Lean… sales effectiveness… acquisitions… cost reductions? If your over-arching aim is rapid, profitable, sustainable growth—and it should be—see why these otherwise-fine initiatives may be distracting you and inhibiting the high-quality growth you seek.
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If your business goal is to “maximize shareholder wealth,” you should change it. See why this lovely-result-but-lousy-goal works against your growth ambitions. Understand the 3 rules exceptional companies follow. Make it your goal to “understand and meet customer needs better than others.”
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Is your business descending the 9 steps of the commodity death spiral right now? Do you see yourself in a specialty vs. commodity tug-of-war? Five commodity-pulling forces are arrayed against you. Specialty-pulling forces must come from one place—you, the supplier—or they won’t come at all.
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In the last century, Detroit automakers fell behind Japanese competitors in the Quality Wave. Later, we saw winners and losers in the Productivity Wave. We’re now in the Innovation Wave, with huge consequences. Some B2B companies will win by moving innovation from “hope” into a new science.
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There are 4 types of leaders: Builders, Remodelers, Decorators, and Realtors. This matrix helps you understand which you are. Your business needs a builder. That’s because there are 3 three types of growth—inherited, market, and earned… and you only control one. (Hint… it’s not the first two.)
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Do you plan to grow faster than the markets you serve? Well so do your competitors. How will you win while they lose? Smarter R&D… more persuasive marketing… harder working sales? Can you think of even one unassailable competitive advantage? This series explores the answer for B2B companies today.
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