Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The 10 biggest challenges businesses face today (and need consultants for):


Uncertainty about the future. ... Financial management. ... Monitoring performance. ... Regulation and compliance. ... Competencies and recruiting the right talent. ... Technology. ... Exploding data. ... Customer service. My expertise, Strategic Simplicity®, touches all of them.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Strategic Simplicity® and Praveen's Strategic Simplicity® Framework


In my consulting practice, to dramatically improve businesses, I use two distinct, but related concepts:

1. Strategic Simplicity®

2. Praveen's Strategic Simplicity® Framework


In the first case, I am working with senior and C-level leaders, and the goal is to reduce the number of non-strategic goals pursued, and focus on the key changes that result in the greatest improvement.  In other words, we are simplifying the what.

In the second case, I am working with leaders and managers to reduce the amount of unnecessary work, complexity, and confusion in the actual business.  My Framework has different components, which improve different parts of the life cycle, such as marketing, sales, service, innovation, and scaling the business.  Here, we are simplifying the how.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Strategic Simplicity® vs. Operational Simplicity



Operational Simplicity

Minimizing the amount of work done.  This equates with Agile Software Development, Lean Manufacturing, etc.



Strategic Simplicity®

Minimizing the number of non-strategic goals pursued.  This results in Agile Management, Innovation, etc.

It takes work to make the hard & complex simple



Ironically, simplicity first requires diving into the noise.

Strategic Simplicity® in Advertising


You need simplicity in advertising because people are busy, and you need to break through the noise!