TFTF | July 15, 2020


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #35


Jul 15, 2020

1

Most Innovative Companies 2020

For over 66% of the companies innovation is the top 3 management priorities. Furthermore only 45% are committed innovators, the rest are either confused or skeptical innovators. More on how industries and companies drives innovation.

[ BCG > Full report here:

https://www.bcg.com/publications/2020/most-innovative-companies/successful-innovation.aspx ]

2

The Inner Work of the CEO

It is important for CEOs to increase their chances to make an optimal decision when all alternatives may not be known, when time is not on their side and emotion plays a central role before and after the decision is made. More on how emotional solitude can improve CEO leadership abilities.

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/leadership/ceo-decision-making-emotional-fortitude.html ]

3

Economic Condition Snapshot 2020

As compared to 6 month ago on the impact of COVID, >80% respond that national economies outside of China are expected to decline as compared to only 45% in China. More on sentiments of economic recovery, business profitability, etc

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here :

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/economic-conditions-snapshot-june-2020-mckinsey-global-survey-results#:~:text=Economic%20Conditions%20Snapshot%2C%20June%202020%3A%20McKinsey%20Global%20Survey%20results,-June%2030%2C%202020&text=A%20new%20survey%20confirms%20COVID,the%20future%20continues%20to%20improve. ]

4

Have we Hit Peak Profits?

Since 1990, annual GDP growth in developed economies stood at 3.6% and corporate net income has grown two times faster in the same period. Was it poised to continue at the same rate? Was the golden age of corporate profitability showing signs of topping out even before COVID 19?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.bain.com/insights/have-we-hit-peak-profits/ ]

5

Leveraging Product Claims to Build a Successful Brand Strategy

With consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated, knowledgeable and interested in particular product attributes or ingredients, FMCG companies need to ensure they understand consumer demand to stay ahead and outperform competitors. So how do they do that?

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

https://go.euromonitor.com/white-paper-product-claims-2020-leveraging-product-claims-data.html?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=CT_WP_20_07_07_Product%20Claims%20(PCP) ]

6

Differentiated Diligence after COVID-19: APAC

Post financial crisis in 2008, APAC saw 15% fewer deals, 60% increase in bankruptcies and companies sold at 50% lower EBIDTA multiples. With these lessons learnt, what can be expected out of current conditions? how can advanced diligence lead to outsized investment returns?

[ KPMG > Full report here:

https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/xx/pdf/2020/07/differentiated-diligence-after-covid-19-in-aspac.pdf ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.