Articles by Philip Modiano



NOW Is the Time

  • 22 December 09
  • Strategy Partners
There is continued speculation about whether the Russian economy is returning to growth or whether we are all due for a second wave of decline.

Don't Take Advantage of the Bad Times

  • 24 June 09
  • Partner, Strategy Partners
Recessions have silver linings for those who manage large numbers of staff. For the past few years finding and hanging on to good staff, at reasonable salaries, in Moscow, has been a nightmare.

Don't Take Too Much Advantage of Bad Times

  • 15 April 09
  • Partner, Strategy Partners
Recessions have silver linings for those who manage large numbers of staff. For the past few years finding, and hanging on to, good staff at reasonable salaries, in Moscow, has been a nightmare.

To Vary Performance KPIs and Targets or Not to Vary Them, That Is the Question

  • 25 February 09
  • Partner, Strategy Partners
As the prince of Denmark knew, some questions are difficult.

Tough Cuts in a Recession

  • 04 February 09
  • Strategy Partners
As the head of a manufacturing business unit explained to me, the problem is not identifying that personnel need to be cut, because with falling orders it is clear that many people are not fully busy, but the difficulty lies in making the cuts in such a way that the business functions most effectively.

Naked or Clothed? Going for an IPO, Only a Real Strategy Counts

  • 18 September 07
  • Partner, Strategy Partners
It is a common truism that every company needs a robust strategy for the first few years of being public, although exactly what constitutes a satisfactory strategy varies.

A Tale of Two Cities

Although it was rebuilt after the war, some traces of wartime Stalingrad still linger in present-day Volgograd.

A Tale of Two Cities

Although it was rebuilt after the war, some traces of wartime Stalingrad still linger in present-day Volgograd.