Costs, differentiation, time-to-market, core competencies, technological innovation—these are some of the classic sources of competitive advantage that companies have been using more or less successfully over decades. However, there are all kinds of other sources of competitive advantage that are praised every now and then by consultants, researchers, or managers of young start-ups as the new strategic miracle weapons, whether it’s be big data, business model innovation, or organizational learning. Here, we have put together some YouTube videos for you in which experts spotlight various success factors that may lead to competitive advantage.

Summer is slowly coming to an end and fall right around the corner! A perfect season to make yourself comfortable on the couch, put up your feet, and enjoy a good book. We have selected some brand new strategy and management books for you that are not only very informative, but entertaining, even inspiring. Just take some time to read through some of them. Enjoy!

Summer is here: Time for a little break! For you and for us! On September 1st we will be back with new blogposts on the subject of strategic management processes. Look forward to the continuation of the blog series “Success Factors in Strategic Planning” as well other exiting posts, for instance on strategic price management or new strategy books which will be out this fall and which you shouldn’t miss.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, 02. April 2015

We wish all our readers a great Easter weekend! Enjoy this beautiful holiday filled with fun, love and of course plenty of chocolate!

„Small but fine!“—That’s the motto of the SOLYP Strategy Circle, our exclusive customer event, which has already been taking place for four years now. The event provides strategy professionals the opportunity to meet and network with a small group of colleagues from different industries to discuss common topics of interest and share ideas and best practices. This year's invitation to Frankfurt am Main was gladly accepted by both new and recurring participants.