Category: Strategy

Reaching the 30,000 connections limit on LinkedIn – now what?

In this article, I answer these three questions: How did I reach 30,000 connections on LinkedIn, why does it make sense to have so many connections, and what will I do now?  I reached the 30,000 connections limit on LinkedIn in December 2019, which means that I cannot accept...

I Don’t Sell Anything

Selling management consulting is a relationship business. Without bilateral, trusting relationships there will be no engagements. Thus, before we move to the details of a potential consulting engagement, there are some rituals that must be completed....

What I learned from writing over 200 articles on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Publishing is a peripheral supplement to my content marketing activities. It is not the main stage. The marginal cost of reposting material is minimal, and the gain in terms of exposure, SEO recognition (LinkedIn articles are indexed by Google) and engagement justifies the effort. For the time being,...

How will you know if a certain sales approach will work or not?

You will have to continue to test, measure and test because the markets move all the time and what worked well yesterday may not work well tomorrow. The other day I received this question from one of my readers: Do you think that sending old fashioned “snail mail” might...

Is There a Recipe for Success?

I make reflections on this subject because, while I wrote the book 5,460 Miles from Silicon Valley (The In-depth Case Study of What Became Microsoft’s First Billion Dollar Acquisition Outside the USA), it was repeatedly suggested that I should draw some general conclusions from the story, which other entrepreneurs could learn...

Did Mckinsey & Company Kill Swissair?

All had been well until the early 1990s, when consultants McKinsey & Company recommended that the company embark on a “hunter” strategy of buying up poor-quality airlines around Europe, sorting them out with some high-quality Swiss management, and so step up into the big league of international airlines. In...