Category Archives: Strategy

Why doesn’t RIM pay a dividend to boost share price?

This is a follow-up to my previous post Why RIM should forget being a tech stock and pay a dividend which was written in June this year and commented on the fact that Research in Motion (RIM), had healthy financial … Continue reading

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Grand planning versus expedients in business strategy

The phrase “no plan survives first contact with the enemy” is often quoted in the context of business strategy. The source of this quote is often not identified correctly. It was actually Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, a Prussian General … Continue reading

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Zynga IPO

Zynga, the online games provider within Facebook, recently filed for a forthcoming IPO. Share price has not been announced but it is anticipated that they will attempt to raise $1 billion with a company valuation of $15 -$20 billion. A … Continue reading

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Myspace – the rise and fall.

News Corp has recently agreed to sell Myspace for $35 million. Myspace, the leading social network before the dominance of Facebook, was purchased by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. At time of acquisition Myspace was the 5th most … Continue reading

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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 http://mobilebeacon.com/blog/2011/06/02/nokias-troubles-and-a-lesson-on-software/ , 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 http://www.robert-h-frank.com/PDFs/NYT.1.11.00.pdf In Frank’s book he claims its the … Continue reading

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