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Definitions and ideas

Fordlandia, Brazil and the folly of best practice

In the late 1920s Henry Ford was looking for ways to reduce operating costs and, against a backdrop of cartel price hikes for British (Malay) rubber he moved to set up a Brasilian plantation that would produce latex for tyres … Continue reading

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John Maynard Keynes had this to say …

Ideas, knowledge, science, hospitality, travel – these are things which should of their nature be international. But let goods be homespun whenever it is reasonably and conveniently possible and, above all, let finance be primarily national. Yet, at the same time, … Continue reading

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Transforming lives and business practice in Kenya

This last week the BBC has run a series of programmes on Africa’s Lions – the growth opportunities that are opening up all over that vast continent. I was struck by the youth in abundance but the need for education … Continue reading

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Seb Huizeling of Aston University interviews Rob Bell about TL

Before his talk to students at Aston University, Rob Bell was interviewed by Seb Huizeling, a third year student at the University. This is an uncut version of the interview. It covers a number of key definitions and ideas. Thanks … Continue reading

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Building a transformational toolbox

Globalisation is a better, cheaper and faster way to economic convergence – and by extension cultural homogenization – across national boundaries. As such, analysts project that countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China are moving towards the top table with … Continue reading

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A talk on Transformational Logistics at Aston University, UK

This week, The Times (21.02.13) carried a supplement, Supply Chain 2013, opening with a telling observation: “It appears evident that many food companies lack visibility in their supply chains on certain products beyond tier-one suppliers and this may be true … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Bridges

Two old engineers were talking of their lives and boasting of their greatest projects. One of the engineers explained how he had designed the largest bridge ever made. “We built it across a river gorge,” he told his friend. “It … Continue reading

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Marketing transformed

Back when Kotler was writing books on the principles and Ries & Trout were developing positioning strategies on how to be seen and heard in a crowded marketplace the lion’s share of advertising spend was focused on television and sponsorship … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Transformational Logistics site …

Well, more than 75,000 hits to the Blogs from 79 countries later we have decided to move! The idea is to shorten the name to a .com address and, more significantly, to present the posts in a chronological AND segmented … Continue reading

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