Archive for september, 2013

Defend your market

Published by on september 30, 2013

Anyone who has something, also has something to defend. But in the corporate world ideas about defense exist neither in training nor in practice. Still, there ought to be a defense strategy for every business and marketing plan.

How many liked to be goalkeeper in school when playing football? But not many matches are won without a goalkeeper. The same is true for the corporate world. We train people to conquer the market, but not to defend it. We are programmed to look in one direction while our long-term earnings are more related to the goalkeeper than we would like to admit.

Many are market leaders because they’ve got an advantage through patents, innovations or staff. All these benefits will eventually cease, and success itself might turn into a disadvantage as it tends to spoil the organization and breed arrogance. Swedish Spotify and Skype were, and are, creators of something, but also creators of competitors. Many people ask us when they will be attacked, and we answer that they will be when they swim slower than others in their surroundings. The time it takes for competitors to copy and catch up is so short, that it is not worth it to be a new player if you cannot defend yourself. You just become an external development team for competitors and defectors.

In nature, all predators have strong defenses. We now hear from many companies who want to focus on defense in Sharkonomics. Market leaders see that they are more prey than predator and want to learn defense so that they will not end up like beached whales.

How you defend your market with Sharkonomics’ 10 strategies:

1. Develop your defense strategies years before you get attacked
2. Never stand still
3. Let others spread the buzz
4. Don’t panic when under shark attack
5. Find out where your blind spots are
6. When entering a new market, don’t send out press releases too early
7. Sharks will not attack you if there is an easier target around
8. Don’t act like a victim
9. Attack is good defence
10. Develop better escape tactics than the hunter

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Top 10 most popular posts – Updated: 25 September 2013

Published by on september 25, 2013

1. How Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web by cracking the code: Not invented here!
2. Why woman can rule Internet
3. Hire fat people in health food stores
4. If Apple would start a bank it would happen over one night
5. Can you see yourself in today’s brands or products?
6. A fashion flash-mob in supermarket
7. Tablet War Week: Will look small if Facebook jumps in the water
8. Will Iron Maiden sing to the Sharkonomics hit?
9. From BtoC to BtoB into BtoG(EEK)
10. 6 Ways Apple Becomes Prey for Sharks

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Sharkonomics Key note speaker in Finland at Reboot Camp

Published by on september 23, 2013

I have the pleasure to be Key note speaker in Finland at Reboot Camp, topic Sharkonomics. It is in Wanha Satama Helsinki 7th of November 2013.

REBOOT CAMP is a new business event concentrating especially in B2B customer relations. Event consists of top speakers and current customer experience seminar programme as well as the biggest service providers. New event format allows the participants to meet the cooperation partners through live networking game. The event is targeted to the directors and managers of customer experience and marketing, sales and business development.
Reboot Camp

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Amazing video based on Sir Ken Robinson insights on education

Published by on september 20, 2013

Watch this amazing video based on Sir Ken Robinson insights on education. It is an RSA Animate video, really good.
It is amazing to here how little we know about our own spices capacity to learn, develop and grow our mind and society.

Thanks to Harald Abelin for sending this video.

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Sharkonomics jumping high at MiG in Gothenburg

Published by on september 16, 2013

Soon will I hold a Sharkonomics lecture in Gothenburg 1 October at MiG (The Marketing Association in Gothenburg). The lecture is sponsored by Smurfit Kappa OnWell.

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Does extra long summer lead to extra creativity?

Published by on september 9, 2013

A picture from Stockholm last evening, says more than an thousand ideas.

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Top 10 most popular posts – Updated: 3 September 2013

Published by on september 3, 2013

1. Idea for biggest summer event: drive the metro like a roller coaster for one day, it will certainly boast sales for amusement parks
2. Exclusive advices from Björn Jakobson founder of BabyBjörn
3. Tablet War Week: Will look small if Facebook jumps in the water
4. Loyal is so last year
5. How Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web by cracking the code: Not invented here!
6. Beyond the suggestion box – increase creativity in your business
7. Why Microsoft was forced to improve its defense skills
8. Vikings on fire?
9. From BtoC to BtoB into BtoG(EEK)
10. Will Iron Maiden sing to the Sharkonomics hit?

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