Business Rhythm

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

Podcast #17: Trends in Beauty and Cosmetics Industry

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie- “Globally the size of beauty and cosmetics manufacturing is about $255 billion, according to IBIS World. The industry consists of hair care products, skin care products, cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants, nail products, and oral hygiene products. Crude oil represents a key input ingredient for this industry. The top markets are Europe, North America, and North Asia.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast #16: Industry Briefing on Chocolates

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie- “Globally the size of the chocolate industry is about $15.5 billion, according to IBIS World. It has already reached the mature stage of its product lifecycle. This means that the industry faces fierce competition, sees a lot of a lot of mergers and acquisitions, and has new entrants coming in. Furthermore, a few companies, many of which have operated since the early 20th century, dominate the industry with their well-established brands and products. “

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Podcast # 15: Creating Wealth

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie: “There are so many specific activities that one can choose to pursue to create wealth. Whichever activities one chooses to get into, one must pour in serious energy, commitment, discipline and patience to make it work. I think these values that make persons successful in reaching their economic goals make up the high principle of wealth creation.”

 

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Podcast #14: Leadership and the Realities of Decision Making

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – A leader’s job is to make tough decisions. CEOs of large organizations spend their day thinking about and making decisions that affect the future of the organization. From the outside, they appear calm and confident in the decisions they make. However, as leaders know from experience, making the right decisions can be elusive and much more difficult from what it seems.

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Podcast # 13: How to lead when you’re not the boss

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – “When unexpected things happen, leaders may find themselves in a situation where it is difficult to break custom and go out of their way to deal with issues. In the meantime, the organization needs to urgently address these unexpected things; otherwise, the organization may stall and not move forward to the direction that it should go. Under these circumstances, someone needs to fill in the void of leadership. Now – the person who steps up, owns the problem, and takes charge of the situation is one who exercises leadership regardless of the formal title.”

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Podcast # 12: What makes a succcesful retail store?

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – There are many elements that make a retail store, or an online store, successful. For most shoppers, the “wow experience” lies in the retailer’s “big idea.”

 

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Podcast # 11: How Leaders Foster Collaboration

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From Business Mango with Frank and Jamie – Leaders need to properly deal with three critical  issues to foster collaboration

 

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Podcast # 10: Invest in Companies with Business Edge

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From BusinessMango with Frank and Jamie – “If you are investing in stocks for the long run, you are betting into the future of the company for the next 5, 10, 20 or 50 years. You are essentially picking winners among a group of companies. The return of your investment over the long period of time will largely be determined by the size of revenues and profits of the company in the future. Over a period of 10 years, one can typically distinguish between the winners and the losers. But what is business edge and how does it affect the business outcomes of companies?”

 

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