How Adaptability Affects Strategic Execution

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 18, 2017 7:55:00 AM

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 470,000 companies go out of business in the United States every year. If you think that number seems high, just recall what happened to the Delorean. Surprisingly, only 71 companies of the original 1955 Fortune 500 list are still around today. What's the hold-up for these organizations when it comes to strategic execution? How can companies that were once household-names end up going bankrupt? One of the biggest issues that prevents companies from succeeding in the long-run is a failure to adapt. 

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Topics: entrepreneur, innovation, business

What Ancient Proverbs Can Teach Us About Modern Business Success

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 21, 2017 8:38:00 AM

There’s a reason that many business executives will reference ancient proverbs in their documents and meetings—why? Because many of these platitudes still have relevance today, and there is a great deal that ancient proverbs can teach us about modern business success. We’ll delve into some of the expressions from centuries ago that particularly apply to contemporary entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, scaling up, business

Is Our Pace of Life Getting Faster?

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 25, 2017 10:07:20 AM

As modern technology enables instantaneous communication and being “on-call” 24 hours a day, many people have wondered: is our pace of life getting faster? New forms of technology consistently emerge to help us complete tasks faster and optimize our time management, but how are they really affecting our lives?

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Topics: work-life balance, innovation, business

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