BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE: SHARING SESSIONS

How to run innovation in a corporate setup? What is the smoothest way to navigate uncertainty? Why are experimentation and internal venturing important for risk mitigation?

Corporate innovation — Think outside of the box
Corporate innovation requires outside-of-the-box thinking. Credit: ,

Disclaimer: Please note this article is a collection of stories and personal recommendations. The content hereby written is related to my experience and the experience of the people I interview, and it does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

Introduction

The experiment: Business Knowledge Sharing Sessions

Dear reader,

With this article, I continue my series BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSIONS. These are educational knowledge-sharing sessions that I organize within the corporate venture I lead at my company. …


BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE: SHARING SESSIONS

Read the story of Pasta Evangelists directly from the words of its founder Alessandro Savelli; a company able to move from bootstrapped DTC start-up to Omnichannel scale-up, now part of the Barilla family

A screenshot of the official of Pasta Evangelists.

Disclaimer: Please note this article is a collection of stories and personal recommendations. The content hereby written is related to my experience and the experience of the people I interview, and it does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

(Intro) The experiment: Business Knowledge Sharing Sessions

Dear reader,

With this article, I kick off a brand new series on Medium: BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSIONS.


PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What advice to give to people feeling they are stuck, to employees making a career shift right now and how to ensure personal satisfaction and professional career growth?

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Disclaimer: Please note a shorter version of the below article has been published on LinkedIn as well, and it is a collection of personal thoughts, stories, and recommendations. Whenever possible, I always report the source and give credit, and all info is publicly available. The content hereby written is related to my personal professional experience and does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

Dear reader,

A few days ago (it is July 8th, 2021 today, time of writing) LinkedIn News was so kind to ask my opinion on giving an informed perspective…


PASSIONS, MARKETING AND LIFE STORIES

‘The New Abnormal’ is the album of the year and makes me cry tears of joy. So… what has Madrid anything to do with this?

What a nice picture for my heading banner. It reminds me somehow the cover of the new album of The Strokes, The New Abnormal. Do you want to know why I think it’s the album of the year and how The Strokes were able to leave their mark throughout all these years? Oke. Then, read on and enjoy. Credit: Photo by from .

Welcome, dear reader.

I am writing this article while listening to the music of the band The Strokes. I am excited and thrilled to get the chance to talk about something I like. With this, I hope I am able to give you some insights on how a cool band can transform into a cool brand, as well as convince you to listen to their latest creation (and, why not, discover more).

This article tries to answers questions like:

  • What is the ‘movimiento rockero de Madrid’ and what does it have to do with The Strokes?
  • Are The Strokes good…


PROJECT NEW HORIZONS

In 2006, the police department of LA decided to experiment with remote-controlled drones to patrol the city. What happened since then?

Introducing Project New Horizons: a brand new series to delight readers about what the past thought the future would be like, and what happened next. Exclusively available on Medium.

Disclaimer: Please note this is the translation of an old article based on true facts, as reported by professional journalists, complemented by a few personal thoughts. The content hereby written does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

Dear reader,

With this article, I kick off a brand new series on Medium: Project New Horizons. I have always had a big passion for the future and new technologies. Over the past years, I spent time collecting information and articles revolving around the topics of futuristic events, the rise of disruptive technologies and what’s…


BUSINESS TIPS

How to write a professional business document the Amazon way, in the form of a six-pager, and why this is so important

I wrote more business documents at Amazon than in my entire career. With an average of one six-page document per week during key peaks (roughly six months per year), for six consecutive years, I think I produced roughly 140/150 white papers. Nevertheless, I can definitely say I am a master of… not really understanding how to write a good one yet! :-D. It’s so damn difficult, and it takes a lot of time. But it’s worth it. I promise you that. Discover why and how by reading this beautiful and useful piece of art(icle).

Disclaimer: Please note this article is a collection of personal thoughts, stories, and recommendations. The content hereby written is related to my personal professional experience at Amazon and does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

Dear reader,

With this article on how to write a white paper, the Amazon way, I am sharing some techniques and personal recommendations that could help you create better business documents and make sure your meeting is efficient and on point. I hope you enjoy it.

Note. The ideal complement to this article is: how to write…


BUSINESS STRATEGY

Should companies really care about it? Can big corps compete with start-ups, already digitally born?

A baby born butterfly. How cute… such a nice little creature to explain a concept that is often perceived as a monstrous gigantic obstacle. Are you ready to bring your business into the future?

Disclaimer: please note the following is a collection of personal thoughts. All info is publicly available. The content hereby written does not reflect in any way the position of the company I work for.

Dear reader,

Today we talk about digital transformation. We keep seeing and hearing these two words on lots of social media networks, blogs, magazines, newspapers, books, conferences, events, internal meetings, presentations. We keep hearing them over and over. The two words are so relevant that even new professional roles have been created. …


BUSINESS TIPS

A “love” letter to founders and co-founders, startuppers and newborn entrepreneurs

Credit: Pexels

Disclaimer: please note the following is a collection of personal thoughts. All info is publicly available. The content hereby written does not reflect in any way the position of the company I work for.

Warning! This article contains juicy tips on how to build a successful start-up.


BUSINESS STRATEGY

Amazon and Alibaba truly are two disruptive and innovative companies. Check out the characteristics of each tech giant

Disclaimer: please note this article is a collection of personal thoughts and a few quotes from experts. All info is publicly available. The content hereby written does not reflect in any way the position of the company I work for.

Dear reader,

With this article (this is the second part, the first can be found ) about the differences between Amazon and Alibaba, I highlight the key characteristics of each one. Knowing more how they play and operate could help you build a better business plan. I hope you enjoy the reading.

Differences

Amazon

  • If we had to describe Amazon in just…


BUSINESS STRATEGY

Amazon and Alibaba truly are two disruptive and innovative companies. Check out the characteristics of each tech giant

Amazon and Alibaba are under scrutiny in this article, divided into two parts. The two tech giants created two gargantous platforms for selling goods and services, two unstoppable ecosystems that are changing forever the way we do business, both offline and online. Like an offshore platform who’s extracting the juice from Earth, until nothing is left. Okay, a bit dramatic but catchy, isn’t it? ;)

Disclaimer: please note this article is a collection of personal thoughts and a few quotes from experts. All info is publicly available. The content hereby written does not reflect in any way the position of the company I work for.

Dear reader,

With this article (first part, the second is ) about the similarities between Amazon and Alibaba, I highlight the key characteristics of each one. Knowing more how they play and operate could help you build a better business plan. I hope you enjoy the reading.

Things in common, for starters

Let’s start with the things in common first…

  • Both are more than sales…

Andrea Marchiotto

Tech enthusiast, passionate about eCommerce, new business models and lean start-up methodologies

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