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Strategic Inflection Points to Identify Corporate Risks





Strategic Inflection Points are subtle changes in the environment. If one is notable to monitor or identify New Emerging Technology or Shifts in Consumer Behavior, one may find its products

and services becoming redundant and obsolete in the market place.



Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens



By 1900, the main principles for a successful fountain pen had been…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on July 24, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Early warning on insurgency- What the Indian government needs to understand to mitigate risks which create corporate risks for foreign investment in India.

Early warning on insurgency- What the Indian government needs to understand to mitigate risks which create corporate risks for foreign investment in India.

Some believe that insurgency is a military problem while others believe that insurgency is the result of outside interference while some others believe that insurgency is caused by poverty.

For this we need to understand the social, political and economic conditions that are…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on July 24, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Competitive Intelligence TRIZ





Competitive Intelligence TRIZ



http://corporaterisks.info/blog/?p=557…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on July 22, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Paralysis in Competitive Intelligence.





Paralysis in Competitive Intelligence.…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on March 18, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Competitive Intelligence in India

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on March 5, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Competitive Intelligence INSIGHT – Dealing with Insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan and India.

I have attempted to generate Insight using Competitive Intelligence to enter the mind of Insurgent Leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan and India, to assist law enforcement agencies in their quest for Competitive Intelligence to outflank and outmaneuver Insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan and India, thereby making "Emerging Markets" in Middle East and Africa and Asia more conducive to "Foreign Investment" and hence "Mitigating Risks of Globalization for International…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on January 23, 2010 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens

Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens

By 1900, the main principles for asuccessful fountain pen had been established:

1. A reservoir for ink.

2. A filling system.

3. A method of supplying ink to the nib.

Finding the most successful challenge, with 3 American companies - Parker, Waterman and Sheaffer - dominating the market. The design of the fountain pen has not relied solely on the demands of engineering, for aesthetics have…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Jukeboxes

Strategic Inflection Points - Jukeboxes

Coin-in-the-slot music machines were already well established by the time the golden age of the jukebox dawned in the 1940s. While the designers of this era such as Paul Fuller, are particularly revered, design affecionados are begining to play closer attention to the twp decades that followed. The machines of the rock 'n' roll era - with which the jukebox has become synonymous - scream teenage rebellion with their blatant use of flashy…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Glassware

Strategic Inflection Points - Glassware

Glass designers have perfected the arts of pressing, layering, engraving and staining.

1. Wine glass - 1900 This elegant wine glass may have been made by the Belgian firm Val Saint Lambert. Around its surface, an interwoven pattern of tendrils forms an almost abstract pattern.

2. Wine glass and decanter - 1910 Produced in Austria or Bohemia, this wine glass and decanter feature a beautifully coloured leaf…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 28, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Motorcycles

Strategic Inflection Points - Motorcycles



Designers continue to exploit the latest materials and technology to enhance performance and provide a safe ride.



1. Werner - 1901



2. Excelsior 20R - 1912



3. BMW R32 - 1923



4. Megola Racing Model - 1923



5. Harley - Davidson Knucklehead 61EL - 1936



6. Triumph Speed Twin - 1939



7. Indian Chief - 1947



8. Vincent Black Shadow Series C - 1949



9. Honda 50 Super Cub -…

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Strategic Inflection Points - Music Systems

Strategic Inflection Points - Music Systems



Today, the digital technology threatens the vinyl disc with obsolescence.



1. Graphophone - 1900



2. Pathe gramophone - 1908



3. Selecta portable - 1920s



4. Bermuda Dansette - 1950s



5. Braun Phonosuper SK55 - 1956



6. Beogram 4000 - 1972



7. Philips compact disc player - 1983



8. Denon Stacking System D-90 - 1995



9. Beosound 9000 - 1999…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 22, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Toothbrushes

Strategic Inflection Points - Toothbrushes



1. Early Toothbrushes - 1900s



Bone Handle + Natural bristles





2. Plastic toothbrushes - 1930s-40s



3. Radius - 1984



4. Modern toothbrushes - 1980s-90s



Designers now compete over the details:



A. Most eye-catching colours

B. Most comfortable grip

C. The optimum angle and reach

D. The best bristle combination





5. Fluocaril - 1989



6. Electric toothbrush -…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 22, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Dolls

Strategic Inflection Points - Dolls



1. Schilling doll - 1900



2. Kewpie - 1913



3. My Dream Baby - mid 1920s



4. Tyrolean dolls - early 1950s



5. Barbie - 1959



6. Barbie "Airline Stewardess" - 1963



7. Action Man - 1964



8. Cabbage Patch Kid - 1983



9. Baby Born - 1991



10. Barbie "Happy Holidays" - 1990s

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 22, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Toys & Models



Strategic Inflection Points - Toys & Models



1. Magic Lantern - 1900



2. Noah's Ark - 1900



3. Clockwork ship - 1904



4. Steiff teddy bear - 1905



5. Meccano - 1910



6. Hornby train set - 1920s



7. Dinky cars - 1930s



8. Scalextric - 1950s



9. Robby the Robot - 1956



10. Lego - 1958



11. Star Trek - 1977



12. Transformer robot - 1980s



13. Thunderbirds - 1992



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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 22, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Guitars

Strategic Inflection Points - Guitars



1. Gibson Style O - 1908



2. National Style O - 1926



3. Rickenbacker Electro Spanish - 1932



4. Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - 1952



5. Fender Stratocaster - 1954



6. Gibson Double - 12 - Late 1950s



7. Stienberger Bass - 1982



8. Ibanez - 1990

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 22, 2009 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Watches

Strategic Inflection Points - Wristwatches





1. Oris Big Crown - 1910s



2. Waltham - 1920



3. Cocktail watch - 1930



4. Bulova Accutron - 1960



5. Oyster Perpetual - 1965



6. Speedmaster - 1969



7. Lasser digital - 1970s



8. Gold watch - 1970s



9. Casio digital - 1990s



10. Seiko Kinetic - 1990s



11. Omega Seamaster - 1995…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 20, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Cars

Strategic Inflection Points - Cars



Few things map the development of design better than a car.





1. De Dion - Bouton Model Q - 1903



2. Model T Ford - 1908



3. Rolls Royce 40/50 - 1907



4. Citroen Traction Avant - 1934



5. Auburn 851 Speedster - 1935



6. Volkswagen Beetle - 1939



7. Citroen 2CV - 1948



8. Bentley R-type Continental - 1952



9. Mercedes - Benz 300SL - 1954



10. Fiat 500 -…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 18, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Perfume

STRATEGIC INFLECTION POINTS - PERFUME



1. L'heure bleue - 1912



Blend of roses, irises, vanilla and musk.



Positioned as Romantic perfume.



The Baccarat glass bottle reflects this romanitcism. Art Nouveau swirls at the shoulders of the bottle and delicately drawn label, the design suggests sensuality.





2. Chanel No 5 - 1921



Remains the essence of Simplicity.



It is square, with a plain wedge stopper and a minimal white…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 16, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Competitive Environment Analysis

To generate Competitive Intelligence we need to get clarity of the Competitive Environment in which the organisation operates :



1. Economic Features



We need to identify and analyse the most important economic features of the industry in which the organisation operates in.



2. Competitive Forces



We need to identify and analyse multiple competitive forces which industry members are facing and assess the strength of each force



3. Changes - Competitive…

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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on November 14, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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