Waste Not, Want Not
Eat a little and live long
Every ten or twenty during the past one hundred years, a
change of form has evolved in management of resources
thinking. These unstoppable changes are related to the
S-curves of the technological factors that depict the life cycle
of our organisations and consumer products.
When each new idea is implemented it has a short life span
until the new approach is gathering the momentum for
change it is difficult to keep up with the never-ending
The late nineteen forties and nineteen fifties saw the birth of
the strategic era. While the beliefs of military strategist had
been evolving for centuries, although at the time the link to
commercial enterprise was questionable.
Prior to world war two most companies focused on living a
little and selling a little after the war Harvard business school
begun to specialize in strategy. By the nineteen seventies
concepts such as:
SWOT Analysis: Five Forces Framework: Experience
Curves: Strategic Portfolios: Competitive Advantage became
the tools for management artillery.
The art of managing cause and effect is paramount in the
thinking of many strategist who seek to implement changes in
a rapidly changing global environment where local has
become global placing an even greater strain on our
What does this mean for micro or small medium
The resistance to change has seen many of our businesses
swept away from high streets falling victim to the larger
corporations and shopping malls who have the capital to
employ the best of the best strategist to gain larger market
Scarce resources strategy utilizes an incremental visionary
approach to our thinking when implementing our strategy to
compete in a global environment.
Change is inevitable what we do to facilitate change is the
key to our success scarce resource thinking is a key attribute
for the sustainable success of micro and small medium
enterprises to evolve and maintain or gain market share over
local or global competitors.
The term waste not want not comes to mind when seeking to
explain the values of our scarce resources and how to
maximize what we have to achieve our vision without falling
victim to trying to gain to much before our organizations have
evolved and gathered the essential experience to cope with
our business growth.
GDMMC consultants have many years experience in the
development and strategic implementation of scarce
resources strategy for micro and small medium enterprises in
the public and private sectors.
To many people chasing the money and not
concentrating on feeding from the tree of knowledge