Open forum (December - March 2017)
The business model for recording studios like Abbey Road is not what it used to be. In the face of so many uncertainties, what should the studio decide to do when a new band comes up with an unorthodox business proposition?
The multinational food company Almuri was considering migrating to the cloud to cut costs and gain flexibility. Was Hewlett-Packard's hybrid cloud model the best choice? What adjustments would be required operationally, and how should they be coordinated with HP?
Recruit Group has grown by releasing young talent to get on with the job. But as the business grows more complex, is it time to adjust the management model? Or is it a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Within three years of launching as an online photo-sharing platform, Olapic changed its business model not once but twice. Is this the best way to pursue growth, financing and future profitability?
Airbnb has been one of the darlings of the sharing economy. How will mounting criticism from regulators and incumbents affect its expansion strategy?
American fashion brand Michael Kors is expanding fast on the back of its star product. Might it be time to do some strategic rethinking?
In moving from a fragmented, country-focused approach to a more centralized one, what actions should be taken to ensure that the transition is successful, without fueling anxiety among procurement managers?
Swarovski has built a global reputation as a luxury crystal jeweler. How can it streamline its supply chain without adding new complications or tarnishing its brand in the process?
The streaming music service has excited investors, musicians and the listening public. But with profits unseen, antagonistic artists and growing competition, how should Spotify change its tune?
Torres Winery believes its non-alcoholic white Natureo is exceptional, but how should it structure the value proposition? Highlight more benefits to break through "barriers to try," or go after receptive markets where this new product category is already seeing triple-digit growth?