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Trends, according to the Joziasse, that caused the design to go beyond mere aesthetics and/or decoration in becoming a source for gaining sustainable competitive advantage was supposed to be:design as a core competency;integration of design into the business world;design management and planning as a focus for consultancies;the merging of business and design education.The consequence was that some prospective corporations have developed design as a continuous element of corporate strategy.  And out of that is the claim that sustained design strategy allows companies to take leadership positions in their sectors.Sources:Joziasse, Frans. Corporate Strategy: Bringing Design Management into the Fold in Lockwood Th. & Walton Th. (eds). 2008. Building Design Strategy: Using Design to Achieve Key Business Objectives. DMI & Allworth Press, 257 p.Lockwood, Thomas. Design Value: A Framework for Measurment in Lockwood Th. & Walton Th....

There are decades of investments in helping corporations throughout the world to develop a sustainable corporate and/or business strategy.In modern times many authors, among them Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad, and Gary Johnson and Kevan Scholes suggest that defining core competencies is the only way to ensure continuing success under changing conditions. What is therefore the classical approach to strategy development?There are two methodological approaches or ways to develop a corporate and/or business strategy:rigorous formal approaches include game theory, decision trees, opportunity portfolios, real options, scenarios, simulations and other numerous variations;less rigorous possibilities include rapid analysis frameworks (such as SWOT), scorecards and weighing systems, and evaluation processes (such as Stage-Gate).Both approaches have support onthe one hand in the rigorous mathematical theory; and onthe other hand in the less rigorous but equally...

Really interesting to find out that this book has only 60 small pages. I don’t know what I actually expected but this was a nice surprise. In the book, there is some really good advice. To remember from this book, in my opinion, is: successful careers are not planned. … But naturally one has to be prepared for it. Even more, if you succeed you should start developing a parallel career....