Business Rhythm

A regular podcast featuring fun and easy-to-understand business insights.

Podcast # 36: Organizing and Leading for Innovation

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “Innovation serves as a powerful means to drive business growth in today’s challenging economic environment and information driven marketplace. Companies must not only figure out what their current sources of competitive edge and examine their business strategies, but they must also find new ways to innovate and revamp their business models to sustain competitive advantage. In today’s podcast, we will discuss how business executives can organize and lead for innovation. “

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Podcast # 35: CEO in Battlefield from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “The conventional image of a CEO is someone in a formal suit, sharp, eloquent, and decisive. He is either feared or respected. Everything looks calm and in control within the CEO’s immediate vicinity. Little do people realize that a CEO is often engaged in battles – such as business disruption and survival, leading people towards change or a new vision, dealing with internal conflicts, and struggle with government and regulation.”

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Podcast # 34: What is Good Management?

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “Let’s talk about operational management. A critical aspect of operational management is matching supply with market demand. If you have too much capacity, you have very expensive idle resources that will weigh in to the profits you generate from a few clients. It is often tempting to build so much capacity in a false hope that the company can generate demand very quickly. In reality, it is more difficult to grow a business in a short period of time than it is to add capacity. Needless to say, the traditional aspects of operational management such as ensuring quality of products and services and keeping the motivations and productivity of people are equally important in managing a business.”

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Business Rhythm Podcast # 33: “Impact investing in developing countries”

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “According to the World Economic Forum, impact investing is not an asset class but a specific approach to investing. To be more precise, impact investing has two elements. First, it aims to target both impact, whether it is development, social or environment, and financial returns; and second, it involves the active the measurement of both impact and financial returns.”

 

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Podcast # 32: “Holding your ground in the workplace” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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Podcast # 31: “How do you make money from selling unpopular products?” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “If you are going to put up a retail shop, what kind of products are you going to sell? Think about make-up, clothing, sports equipment, or books and music. Your instinct will tell you to sell a selection of goods that most people want to buy. After all, you have limited space and need to maximize revenue per square foot. You can also negotiate for high volume discount with the suppliers. With high turnover of goods, the chances of avoiding getting stuck with outdated goods will be great. Ultimately, profits will be high. We are seeing this strategy of selling a narrow list of high volume products with Walmart, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Barnes and Noble. How about the flip side strategy of selling a wide list of items that are not mainstream? ”

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Podcast # 30: “Global Trends in Fast Food Chains” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “Fast-food chains are quick- service restaurants that have limited menu available for take-out or dine in. In addition to large kitchen area, these restaurants have dining area, parking lot, and a drive-thru; some have children’s play areas. The top global players are McDonald’s, Yum Brands, Subway, and Burger King. Mcdonald’s is the world’s biggest fast food chain. Yum Brands include KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell.”

 

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Podcast # 29: “Irrationality in organizations” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “Consider the following: In a well-known pharmaceutical company, a potential medicine has been going through clinical trial for five years. After the company spent more than $300 million, the testing has shown clear signs of going nowhere. But instead of closing the project to cut the losses, the project’s champion, a vice president, decided to continue the clinical trial.”

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