On Strategy: What do you want to be known for?

What comes to your mind when you think of these company names:FLOU_D~1

Shree Mithai – Badam Milk!

Shree Krishna Sweets – Mysore Pak!

Nalli – Silk Sarees!

Does this mean these companies don’t make or sell other goods? Absolutely NOT!  But these successful small businesses have built a niche for themselves – something they can be best at & keep being best at! While all other products around this core item or adjacencies as they are called are many times profitable; these companies have made a name and in most cases a fortune selling that one core item really well.

There is no doubt that everyone wants to grow and grow at the fastest possible rate and at many times your core business or core product may not suffice. But then it is only the focus around the core product – that remains still and helps people (all stakeholders); employees, investor, regulatory bodies, Government, society at large know and remember who you are.

So should it not be essential for each one of us to identify and evolve what that one core product or service is in our business? And more importantly keep it in our focus. And this is the role of Strategy!

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2 thoughts on “On Strategy: What do you want to be known for?

  1. Companies with too many focus products tend to confuse people. Mastering what you are best at and creating a name or brand in that product can help charge premium and increase product profitability.

    1. Completely agree! The strength of a firm lies in identifying that one thing which it is best at and finding a method to do it in a profitable manner.

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