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  • Blog,  Strategy

    ‘New Normal’ will be profoundly different!

    As we all start to look forward to an easing of lock-down its worth taking a look at some of the changes we are likely to see as part of an emerging ‘New Normal’ and there is a degree of consensus that the some of these changes taking place will be long term and quite profound in nature, as they have been after pandemic event in our history, including the Black Death in Europe in the Middle Ages the Spanish Flu of 1918. It would be great to see a conversation open up around all of these projections so please add your comments. Trains Trains have arguably never been so critical…

  • Business Development,  Investment,  Strategy

    Innovate

    The global COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy that is also having a growing impact on the global economy and has fundamentally changed our experiences as customers, employees, citizens and humans. Companies across the world are struggling to deal with these unprecedented changes, and it’s worth noting that many global businesses actually rose out of tough economic times. General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Disney, HP, Microsoft, FedEx, Electronic Arts, Burger King, CNN, Hyatt Hotels, AIRBNB, Groupon & WhatsApp were all launched in a recession, and Google, Salesforce, and Facebook were launched shortly before a recession. A study released by the Kaufman Foundation in 2009 found that over 50% of Fortune…

  • Business Development,  Investment,  Strategy

    Start-ups have reason to be positive!

    Introduction We are in a very weird place, social isolation, death, illness, and a declared national emergency have had an immediate impact on industries that cluster people; conferences, trade shows, airlines/cruise ships and all types of travel, the hospitality industry, sporting events, theatre and movies, restaurants and schools. Large companies are telling employees to work at home. Large retail chains are shutting down their stores. We all know local businesses that may not be around when the dust settles! If you’re about to launch a new business, or running one, this is going to be a stressful and discombobulating time. It’s also a time of huge opportunity, and that is…

  • Business Development,  Investment

    China is on the road to recovery…

    We badly need some positive news so here goes – ‘By March 24th around 75 percent of China’s workforce had returned to work, compared to February 2020, when less than 20 percent of workers were back on the job. https://mck.co/2R3fdBY via @McKinsey

  • Blog,  Communication

    Our amazing supermarkets!

    Just a simple post to extend a very huge thank you to our supermarkets, staff, delivery drivers, farms, and all other producers, who have taken fast and decisive action to address the needs of our elderly, ill and emergency services. They are battling through a self-inflicted crisis brought on by a minority of people to ensure we all have food and other basic items to buy.  The expression “L’Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers.” (‘The English are a nation of shopkeepers’) was probably borrowed by Napolean from the Scottish economist Adam Smith, in his Wealth of Nations, 1776 was meant to be derogatory at the time but it is actually…

  • News

    Updated Website

    Over the past few months we have been busy updating the website and it is now finally ready to share. So, what’s changed? There is an entire new home page that now reflects much more closely where Korolit has been focused and hence there is now a lot of useful information on start-ups, SME’s and  investment. The range of blog subject areas had expanded beyond a secondary index so this has been dropped and you can search a topic if required.  Every other page has been updated substantially with all new images. The contact page now has a form alongside the e mail links to make it easier to reach us…

  • Blog,  Business Development,  Strategy

    Want to sell far more products and services?

    Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, is often quoted as saying he didn’t listen to customers. While he may have said that early in his career, he later admitted that it had been a mistake, and that his greatest successes happened when he listened to his customers. “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology,” he said. “What incredible benefits can we give to the customer?” Perhaps that’s why Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones in the past decade, one of the single best-selling tech products of all time. It is also well documented that CEO Jeff Bezos is incredibly customer focused…

  • Strategy

    Towards a more sapient and connected world

    Introduction We’re seeing a progressive slowdown in the rate of hardware change in our smartphones these days as individual innovations comprise smaller incremental enhancements rather than huge step changes. Where the relative rate of change of a device has slowed the rate of change in the combined capabilities of the app’s and in the integration of devices across an intelligent and connected internet are accelerating at a breathtaking rate! Every technology described here is connected to some degree and contributing to this sum of change, working to transform the way we work, and perhaps taking us one further step to a fully connected world and one where AI is far…

  • Investment

    Korolit’s forecast ‘Hot Technologies’ for 2016

    Introduction Each year we present Korolit’s strategic trends for the year ahead and this year is no exception. These are the technologies that we believe will be central to many businesses in the year ahead. Computing Everywhere Despite some initial reservations the rate of adoption for wearable devices such as smart watches and connected devices such as consumer electronics and screens will continue to accelerate. It is estimated that employee-owned smartphones and tablets used as part of bring your own device (BYOD) policies will increase to over one billion devices globally by 2018. This predicted figure, which accounts for 35% of all consumer mobile devices, is the result of increased…