The idea was good – customers rate products and services online and thereby help others make more informed purchase decisions. The primary focus of those ratings was, however, the “personal experience” and not to purposely incapacitate businesses and retailers.
It comes as no surprise that gym memberships sky-rocket at the beginning of every year. New customers flood in because, for many, January 1 equals “tabula rasa:” whatever sports goal wasn’t accomplished last year will now be tackled without delay but with a lot more success.
For the past couple of years, we have been talking about how successful so-called mono stores are in Germany. And among industry experts, we know very well that most of them - not all - shouldn't still be operating from a pure profit point of view.
Close friends ask unpopular questions, and yet it’s those questions that help you grow. A while ago, a friend of mine pointed my nose at something very fundamental: How does my work – identity-based strategic consulting linked with concepts of change – relate to employee and management coaching?
According to an OECD study, the world economy will quadruple by 2050. The reason for this advance can be found at the intersection of science and technology – it’s like a magic pill that creates new growth opportunities for people around the world.
You can´t stop progress. It is an integral part of our society and will continue to inform our ways of living and living together. This, moreover, rings true for the motor of progress as well – our curiosity and questioning minds, especially regarding technological advances.
It´s no secret – the sports industry is dominated by men, and this correlates with the global status quo. Recent statistics show that women hold only 22.5 % of the managerial positions in the sporting goods industry across Germany. For DAX companies, it is only 8.7 %.