Industry Structural Analysis

A business does not exist in a vacuum – its existence and activities have an effect on its respective industry environment and vice versa. Industry Structural Analysis is analysis to establish whether an industry is or can be structurally attractive, meaning, “is...

Risk and Uncertainty

If you don’t know for sure what will happen, but you know the odds, that’s risk… if you don’t even know the odds, that’s uncertaintyFrank Knight

Minimum Viable Solution (MVS)

A Minimum Viable Solution (MVS), as the term suggests, is the minimum you can invest in order to reveal and demonstrate what a solution is and is capable of, or, as Ash Maurya wrote in Scaling Lean, “[a]n MV[S] is the smallest solution that creates and captures...

Cash Flow Forecast

A Cash Flow Forecast (CFF) is a forecast, prediction, or projection of future cash performance over a period such as six or twelve months. A CFF can help to answer the questions, “where will my money come from, where will it go, and how much, if any, will I have...

Cargo Cult

Cargo cult behaviour or science1 is the semblance of doing things right, essentially simply going through the motions, regardless of the merits or probability of the activity engaged in to create or lead to the desired results. 1 “In the South Seas there is a cargo...

SWOT Analysis

What is SWOT Analysis? Any organisation attempting to formulate strategies will do so on the basis of what it is intending to achieve, on its capabilities, and its environment. To evaluate an organisation’s capabilities, it must look inward to identify its strengths...