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1000 unique visitors a week


That is it! I reached 1000 visitors last week (1008 to be precise).  Not surprisingly this happens when re-started to post more often in the blog.

Only last month, and according to Google Analytics, I had visitors from 106 countries or territories. The top countries visiting my blog are:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • India
  • Portugal
  • Followed by Germany,  Philippines, Australia, Ireland and France

I posted about how to improve a website ranking, internet marketing, cloud computing, effective communication, strategyuser experience I and II, product management, Sales suggestions,  provided a couple of presentation tips, talked about my native country plus other things that you can check out by either searching or visiting the archive.

If you want to know how many visits I had when I start just ask Google for “what is the loneliest number”. The calculator will answer you.

Thanks to everyone that visited me 🙂

EDIT: To honor my Indian visitors I added Hindi as one of the languages where you can translate the blog automatically.

EDIT 2:     As of August I have over 2200 visitors a week :). I definitely need to post more often. Thanks everyone for visiting my blog

Operational Effectiveness Vs Strategy

I recently read “What is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter (Harvard Business Review) and that gave me the idea to write a post mentioning briefly the concepts discussed in that document. Some people might claim that the article is outdated after more than 10 years but I really enjoy it and believe that it is still very much up to date.

From the article is it’s clear that the author separates both concepts but both are essential for a company if they want to achieve superior performance.

Operational Effectiveness, in theory, is no more  than performing similar activities better than your rivals. They can easily be copied but that should not dissuade companies from doing so. Constant improvement ensures superior profitability.

Strategy on the other hand is more about performing different activities or, similar activities in different ways. “Strategy is the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities”. This can hardly be  imitated .

Continue to read if you want to know why and are interested in the concepts of  “Strategic positioning”, Trade-offs” and “Fit“. 🙂

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