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Indonesia: Watch Jokowi’s Flood Initiatives to Assess Jakarta’s Growth Prospects

Companies should monitor Jakarta’s flood prevention initiatives to determine whether the new governor can affect change. A recent deluge in Indonesia, which drove over 100,000 people from their homes and brought much of Jakarta to a standstill, has drawn significant…

PODCAST: Integrating Acquisitions in Emerging Markets

In this podcast, Frontier Strategy Group Expert Advisor, David Hodge, shares his experiences and best practices in the realm of post-merger integration. David was a key member of the transaction team for Amcor’s 3 largest acquisitions, and has completed M&A…

Asia CEO Insights: Incorporate Local Market Dynamics into the Strategic Plan

“Knowledge of local markets should not reside only in local markets.  Institutionalizing knowledge is critical in light of the high attrition of local talent in Asia.” –Head of Asia, Food & Beverage Company Last week, I shared the first post…

Can strategic plans survive in emerging markets?

“One of our senior corporate strategic planners just took on a general management role in India.  Now he gets it!” –Head of Asia, Healthcare Company In the late 19th century, Prussian military officer Helmuth von Multke famously remarked that, “no…

3 Proven Strategies for Improving Employee Alignment to The Strategic Plan from NACCO

  A simple mathematical function can help describe the root-cause behind many companies failed efforts at strategic planning. It is a common pitfall that companies first create their targets and budgets, and then develop their strategic plan around that foundation. …