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| Issue 76 |


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Ari Manor, CEO, ZOOZ



Focus

On strategic development in practice

“The Number” – How much do you want to earn?

 

When you conduct a strategic discussion and plan your business development for the coming years, you should start with what we at ZOOZ call “the number”. This is a financial goal that you want to attain. For most, “the number” is the profit that you will want to earn in the future, like 5 years’ time.

 

There’s no correct formula for calculating the number, since it’s based on subjective desires. Often, in strategic discussions with other executives, the goal is to double profits within 5 years. But in certain cases, the corporate environment is difficult and management settles for less. However, in other cases, a much more ambitious goal is set, such as ten-fold growth within 5 years.

 

And why is it important to start a discussion about business strategy for the coming years with a determination of “the number”? First, because it helps all members of management coordinate their expectations. Second, because once you agree on “the number”, it’s clear what the quantitative goals that everyone needs to achieve are. Third, and most importantly, the number enables us to choose appropriate directions, and disqualify inappropriate ones.

 

For example – if double growth is required within 5 years, and we cannot grow at this rate in our current market, then we will need to find a new business domain, in other words, a new market that can bring the majority of the desired growth.

 

In addition, the new market that we choose needs to be large enough for there to be a chance to earn enough in it. For example, in a global market that we estimate will earn 10 billion dollars revenue annually in five years, with a net profitability of 10%, the annual net profit for all the competitors is one billion NIS. If we succeed in becoming a significant player in such a market (5% or greater market segment), we will be able to earn at least 50 million NIS in it. If, according to the “the number” that we decided, our profit needs to grow by another 50 million NIS within 5 years, entering such a market may be the right thing for us.

 

Financial Goal – The Key to Business Strategy

 

True – it’s not only about money. It’s important to develop in directions that match the organization’s values and core capabilities. We won’t be able to succeed in a large market that is unsuited to our talents and disposition. But deciding on “the number” makes it possible to focus on suitable opportunities, and to quantitatively disqualify unpromising directions. Therefore, instead of avoiding money discussions, you should and must define “the number” as soon as you start discussing your business strategy for the upcoming years.

 

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Futurism

Innovation ideas not yet realized

Ideas for innovations in briefcases

 
TheThe following ideas were developed using various thinking tools, and do not exist at present (to the best of our knowledge):

  1. A biometric handle (the case is opened when the owner’s palm has been recognized)
  2. A vibrating briefcase (that can double as a massage device when you place it on your back, legs, etc.)
  3. A handle along both the width and length (for horizontal and perpendicular carrying, as needed)
  4. Electro-shocker-case (with a handle that gives an electroshock to anyone trying to steal it)
  5. Umbrella-case (when it rains, the backside of the briefcase can be stretched and used as an umbrella)
  6. Lego-case (you can attach or carry two-three briefcases at once)
  7. Case-desk (the back of the briefcase is also a desk, with a penholder, a desk pad, etc.)
  8. Recharging briefcase (with a large rechargeable battery at the bottom that can be used to charge a laptop and cell phone)
  9. Case-stool (with telescopic legs that descend from the corners of the briefcase, so that you can sit on the briefcase)
  10. Spring-case (contains a spring surface on the inner wall so that whatever you put inside is held against the side)
  11. Advertising case (with a hard digital frame on the front that can display a photo or text / message). For advertising, to transmit messages similar to Twitter, or to identify corporations, like a company logo on a car.
  12. Tablet-case (with a built-in tablet in the front, or a frame to hold a tablet on the outside, to make it easy and comfortable to work on your tablet with the briefcase placed on your lap)
  13. Speaker-case (doubles as a powerful speaker for a computer or cell phone)
  14. Acquaintance case (when you push a button on the handle, a business card pops up from an inside pocket)
  15. Pedometer case (measures how far you have walked, and encourages walking and staying fit)
  16. Dictaphone-case (the case records conversations by pushing a secret button on the handle)
  17. Waterproof case (so that the contents stay dry when it rains)

     

 

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Efficiency

A tip on effective management

I’m now going to turn you into a….


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You can convert almost all types of photo, video, music, and text files to a very wide variety of formats. You can also convert web page content, and turn your files into digital books, compressed files (zip, etc.), and more.

 

There are several file conversion solutions on the web, but if you are stuck with one file that you need to convert in a flash, Zamzar will definitely do the trick.

 

 

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