It’s always a matter of strategy

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Challenges for your business value to be increased


Even when you decide to disinvest, it’s important to evaluate which type of buyer will acquire your assets. Especially, you could find two kinds of buyers; the financial one is more focused on profits and future returns of the investment, while the strategic one considers “your business based on what it is worth in their hands”, according to John Warrillow, author of Forbes.

The real challenge is discovering how much your business value can be increased.


The importance of investing on coffee for aficionados

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Acquiring a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee Company means for Nestlé capturing younger customers who have a premium profile and who are interested in higher-quality and higher-priced coffee.

Thanks to the deal, the ambition of Nestlé is to strengthen its position in the US coffee market – the biggest one – and to expand its business into a new upmarket segment.

After all, “Nestlé lacked in its portfolio something with this kind of unique profile, which is premium and for aficionados”, according to the global head of consumer investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.

Read more @ Nestlé aims to bottle appeal of artisan coffee


Which startup will win? A software can reveal it!

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How Artificial Intelligence influences global economy


In 2009, according to the software created by Quid AI’s CEO Bob Goodson startups like Evernote, Spotify, Palantir, Cloudera and Ibibo would be successful in few years and … incredibly, it really happened.

The growing path of the Artificial Intelligence is influencing the global economy and it is transforming the traditional way of running business.

Moreover, this raises many questions about the possibility to integrate machines and humans or – in some cases – even substitute the individuals.

Read more and find out the full list of the predicted startups @ A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing


Privacy concerns in the digital era

Posted 333 commentiPubblicato in Digital Transformation, Societal Challenges

The current technological revolution has already started to create personal and business opportunities.


For instance, the digitalization reduces geographic constraints so that the sharing economy is encouraged. In addition, the huge amount of information – the so called big data – is now available; thus, the business offering is better customized.

Though, the same innovative revolution “come at a cost in terms of economic disruption, mass distraction and the erosion of privacy”, according to the Innovation Editor John Thornhill.

So, how can these issues be managed, considering for example that the digital development is crucial like the customers protection? Can the personal information be secured?

Read more @ Now Apple needs to reinvent the digital economy


The future of cars is the electrification

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The automotive industry to face pollution with electrification


During these years diverse emerging factors such as electric vehicles, hydrogen and autonomous cars are influencing the automotive sector as well as the external environment in terms of reduction of pollution and related benefits. But the question is: are people prepared for this disruptive transformation? And then, how many customers will use the new automobiles, indeed?

The creation of an innovative car like the electric one is necessary but not sufficient; what really counts is ensuring the existence of adequate infrastructures in order to attract the highest percentage of population. For instance, Tesla is expanding its activity in the Chinese market with the commitment to have 1.000 Superchargers in place by the end of 2017. It represents a clear signal about the relevance of the electrification in the long-term.

Read more @ Tesla commits to 1,000 Superchargers in China by end of 2017


Economia e gestione delle Imprese: Viral marketing per rivitalizzare il brand

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Quali strumenti possono essere utilizzati nel viral marketing per lanciare un prodotto e/o rivitalizzare un brand? Quali esempi di campagne di marketing virale usate in passato vi vengono in mente?


‘Harlem shake non è solo il meme nato sulla canzone di Baauer che ha mandato in pensione il Gangnam Style. Per qualcuno infatti il tormentone è anche un modo per provare a capire come nasca e si propaghi un fenomeno su Internet e come cambino società, cultura e strategie di marketing nel tempo. Già, anche il marketing aziendale avrebbe a che fare con l’Harlem Shake. E più di quanto si creda, racconta Kevin Ashton, ex ingegnere del Mit (conosciuto per avere inventato la terminologia L’Internet delle cose), che su Quartz ha ripercorso la storia delle performance in tutine colorate, retroscena compresi.

La strategia di dismissioni di Eni

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Eni sta pianificando una strategia di dismissioni – comprese quelle di Galp e Snam – pari ad oltre 10 miliardi e un riequilibrio del portafoglio di E&P. Quali cambiamenti potrebbero determinare le dismissioni a livello organizzativo? 

Eni ha in programma investimenti pari a 56,8 miliardi per il periodo 2013-16 con un incremento a parità di cambio euro-dollaro di circa 1,6 miliardi di euro rispetto al piano precedente. È quanto emerge dal Piano strategico 2013-16 presentato oggi a Londra alla comunità finanziaria. «L’incremento – spiega Eni – è in gran parte legato alle nuove opportunità di crescita della Produzione ed esplorazione, tra cui il Mozambico».

Per approfondire Eni, cessione Saipem in piano strategico 2013-2016


Business Strategies: new business models for the energy ecosystem

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Since the energy ecosystem is bing transformating,  what changes will companies have to adopt in terms of readjusting their business models?


Every new solar panel installed on European rooftops chips away at power utilities’ centralized production model. Unless they reinvent themselves soon, these giants risk becoming the dinosaurs of the energy market. The industry faces drastic change as renewable energy turns consumers into producers and hollows out the dominance of utilities. With their stocks at decade lows and a millstone of debt around their necks, Europe’s utilities have little margin for error.

Economia e Gestione delle Imprese: quale sarà il prossimo boom digitale?

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Il business della musica digitale 


Quella della musica digitale nel 2012 è stata una crescita talmente tanto sostenuta da aver trascinato tutto il settore della musica “registrata”, i cui ricavi nel 2012 sono saliti a livello globale dello 0,3% a quota 16,5 miliardi di dollari. Una crescita lievissima, è vero, ma è la prima volta che accade dal 1999. Il boom della musica «liquida». La crescente diffusione di Smartphone, tablet accompagnata di pari passo al consolidamento di servizi come iTunes, Spotify, Deezer hanno messo le ali al mercato della musica digitale che nel 2012 ha messo a segno una crescita del giro d’affari 9 per cento. In valore assoluto, a livello globale sono stati raggiunti i 5,6 miliardi di dollari.

Per approfondire: La musica digitale traina i ricavi dell’industria discografica


Leaders without followers

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The annual World Economic Forum: an analysis


AS THE movers and shakers head to the Swiss mountain resort of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum, their credentials as global leaders look anything but resilient. Their official theme will be “resilient dynamism”, whatever that means, but what they ought to be talking about is the low level of trust the public has in their ability to do anything useful. The annual “Trust Barometer” survey published by Edelman, a public-relations firm, reports widespread scepticism about the ethics practised by political and business leaders. The lowest scores were when those surveyed were asked if they trust leaders to “tell the truth, regardless of how complex or unpopular it is”: only 18% trusted business leaders, whilst government leaders scored a yet more miserable 13%.

Read more at Leaders without followers