Four Seasons Story

Four Seasons Story

Case 9: Four Seasons The Case The Four Seasons Hotel - How far will service take you? The Four Seasons hotel was started in 1960 by Isadore Sharp in Toronto, Canada and is currently ranked as one of the most luxurious hotels in the hospitality industry, receiving the...

DISNEY Story

DISNEY Story

Case 8: DISNEY The Case Disney Corporation - A masterclass in Diversification Disney has different meanings depending on the audience in question. To some, it is a company that produces animated films, to others, a theme park, to others a large store in the middle of...

NETFLIX Story

NETFLIX Story

Case 7: NETFLIX The Case NETFLIX - Luck or Preparedness Inspired by Amazon’s success in selling books online, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph decided to create a similar company and chose to distribute films. This was the beginning of NETFLIX in 1997. At the time,...

IKEA Story

IKEA Story

Case 6: IKEA The Case In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad started his company, selling pens, wallets, picture frames and other such small items from his Swedish home base. Five years later, he introduced furniture as part of his product offering, using wood from the forest behind...

Ebay Story

Ebay Story

Case 5: Ebay The Case Who would have thought a company created to allow us sell off items we no longer want would one day become one of the best-known companies in the world. I doubt Pierre Omidyar could have predicted this level of success, when as a 28 year old, he...

McDonald’s Story

McDonald’s Story

Case 4: McDonald's The case: Founded in 1940 by two brothers, Richard and Maurice, the McDonalds corporation, our focal company for today was sold to Ray Croc in 1955. What started as a hamburger stand is now probably one of the most recognised companies in the world....

Southwest Story

Southwest Story

Case 3: Southwest Airlines The case: A couple of months ago, one of the founders of Southwest Airline, Herb Kelleher sadly passed away. Many articles have been written about his legacy, but most importantly, his revolutionization of the airline industry, with...

Nokia Story

Nokia Story

Case 2: Nokia The case: With humble beginnings from a small Finnish town, Nokia became a household name in the world of mobile phones. So successful was it that in 1991, it made a profit of $1bilion. In 1998, it made sales of $20billion, posting profits of...

Honda Story

Honda Story

Two subjects that I’m passionate about are excellence in business and excellence in life. Interestingly the more I learn about business and the more case studies I read, the more I see an intersection. I believe there’s a life lesson to be learnt from each business...

True BEAUTY

True BEAUTY

 On 13th December 2002, my life took a completely different course... Not just because I became a Mary Kay consultant and all of a sudden started the migration from being a ‘tom boy’ to a ‘girlie girl’, but because it exposed me to aspects of me I never knew; for...

Remember

Remember

 Before you make a goal poster #Remember It's that time of the year when we give thanks, countdown to Christmas, significantly reduce the world turkey count and begin to make plans for the new year. Plans such as: how much weight we'll lose, how much money we'll...

GROW with Goals

GROW with Goals

 You may remember that 2 months ago, I casually mentioned that I wanted to finish off my new book "GROW with Goals". I'm pleased to say GROW with Goals is now on the book shelves and on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2Rtfqw0) and doing well too! As we end this month, I...