Thoughts

Kamyar Shah’s thoughts on a wide range of topics like Business Consulting, Management Consulting, Strategy, Operations Management, Business Development, Marketing, Social Media & more.
Intermediate Product Development

Intermediate Product Development

Every year, over 30,000 products hit the market. However, according to Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, 95% of these products will fail. Beating the odds doesn’t depend on luck. When you understand product development, you learn why so many...

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Product Development 101

Product Development 101

Every product started as an idea. The difference between products that outperform in their market and those that fail before taking off isn’t just luck. The best products rely on solid product development strategies to set them up for success. In this article, we’ll...

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Advanced Process Management

The best process isn’t the perfect one. The best process is one that gets used. Once you learn how to avoid the mistakes that lead to impractical procedures, you can implement steps that build a stable foundation for your company. This article covers the in-depth...

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Intermediate Process Management

Intermediate Process Management

  Imagine that you're training for a new role in another department. You have their SOPs, and you're following them to the letter. The issue is that everyone else is not. What do you do when the processes are there, but there's still something missing? Now that...

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Process Management 101

Process Management 101

For a moment, imagine that you have to show someone how every process in your company works within 24 hours. Can you do it? Those who said yes probably have one of two things: Incredible luck or well-structured processes. But what is a process? And why do you need to...

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Strategy Consulting vs Management Consulting

Strategy Consulting vs Management Consulting

Are you wondering whether your business needs strategy consulting vs management consulting? While at face value they might seem the same, but there are key differences. In this in-depth guide, you'll get to discover what strategy consulting is and isn't, and what...

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What is Strategy Consulting (and Why You Need It)

What is Strategy Consulting (and Why You Need It)

Leading a business to success requires a good amount of knowledge about operations and day-to-day tasks. These are what keep your business afloat. But you will likely miss out on market opportunities. That is unless you are incorporating yearly strategy sessions into...

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Research: Gather Your Facts for Better Decision Making

Research: Gather Your Facts for Better Decision Making

Research is often undervalued in a company as leaders rely on their own experiences, their knowledge set, and possibly the knowledge and experiences of others. Surprisingly this can prove to be a limited amount of knowledge and insights when compared to the breadth of...

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Your P&L: Where to Focus

Your P&L: Where to Focus

The quick death of any young company is often the lack of focus on the right areas of their profit and loss (P&L) statement. Established companies can likely get away with a lack of focus and oversight for a while, but lack of attention to the details will...

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Project Management: An Integral Component to Company Success

Project Management: An Integral Component to Company Success

Every company has numerous projects occurring at any given time. Core project management skills are necessary to ensure that projects are run efficiently and effectively. Project management has been around for centuries in various forms. As a discipline, it gained in...

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PMO: Getting Your Project Management Office Started

PMO: Getting Your Project Management Office Started

An emerging trend over the past 10-20 years (certainly in the information technology areas of a company) is to implement project management (PMO) office to help companies deliver on strategic plans. Project management has been around for centuries in various forms. As...

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Analytical Decisions: A Great Place to Start

Analytical Decisions: A Great Place to Start

We live in a world overflowing with data. As a result company decisions no longer need to rely solely on the “gut” of the leaders, or opinions of the outspoken. The goal of this article is to discuss Analytical Decisions: A Great Place to Start. Thoughts will be...

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