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PROFIT ISLE software and change management capabilities are grounded in the insights and techniques developed by MIT’s Jonathan Byrnes over a thirty-year period. These insights and techniques have been articulated in his award-winning book, Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink, and in his very popular series of monthly columns in Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge website and e-newsletter. We hope these insights help you discover your Islands of Profit.

How to Win a Price War

Price war! How can you win without destroying your own profitability? Fire a bigger weapon? Outlast your competitors? Any way you look at it, a price war is the ultimate in self-destructive, lose-lose behavior – but it is one of the most common of all management...

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Assessing Strategic Investments

Recently, I was involved in a discussion about a major strategic investment that a company was contemplating. This investment was a possible game-changer involving the development of an important new business capability. The key question on the table was: Will the...

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Great Books for Winter Reading

In my prior blog post (Logistics Clusters – a terrific new book by Yossi Sheffi), I reviewed Yossi Sheffi’s terrific new book – Logistics Clusters – which explains how supply chain dynamics are transforming both company competitive advantage, and regional economies....

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Three Cornerstones of Profitable Growth

What essential elements does a company’s top management team need to put in place to create years of strong, profitable growth? Here’s my old family recipe: information, process, and value footprint. These cornerstones formed the basis for a two-month series of...

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