Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend

Following my previous article comparing recent financial results between Nokia and HTC it would be useful to take a look at those of Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry, and whose share price has fallen 50% since … Continue reading

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Financial ratio comparison in mobile phone manufacturers

With the recent issues at Nokia concerning their profits warning and share price plummet , I wanted to do some financial ratio comparison between Nokia and HTC, one of their leading competitors in the fast growing Smartphone segment. I was … Continue reading

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7 Steps to build a successful mobile strategy and brand

This is the first of a serious of articles describing how to extend a brand or service into the world of mobile devices. Here we outline the 7 steps which should be worked through to define your strategy before you … Continue reading

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Mergers and Acquisitions – The deal of the century

While reading Robert Frank’s ‘The Return Of The Economic Naturalist – How Economics Helps Make Sense Of Your World” I came across his comments on the AOL/Time Warner merger in January 2000 In Frank’s book he claims its the … Continue reading

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Goals should be SMART Specific – Well defined and clear to anyone who has a basic knowledge of the project. Measurable – Know if the goal is obtainable and how far away completion is. Attainable – Realistic and achievable. Relevant … Continue reading

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Nokia’s troubles and a lesson on software

At the beginning of this week Nokia announced a profit warning. They expect their 2nd quarter results to be substantially below their previously expected range. And, probably more significantly, they do not feel they can confidently make a 2011 annual … Continue reading

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