The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
Are the best things in life free?
Writing in The Times, Philip Aldrick has posited that a lot of the value, or “consumer welfare”, of the digital economy is not captured in the GDP statistics, partly because many of its services are free
Spending a Trillion on ‘mom and pop’
In another astonishingly bold move by Alibaba they have recently announced that they are investing 1 Trillion Yuan ($158bn) in the street vendor channel
Subscribing to Uber? What's the taxi equivalent of Prime's free delivery
Lyft are rolling out the subscription package they have been trialling for a while. It's focused on bundles for heavy users, selling $15 off 30 rides (worth $450) for $200
Moats: Obsolete medieval fortification, or more relevant than ever?
Confirming his image as a 21st century Willy Wonka, Elon Musk has threatened to start a candy company
The massive prize in supporting driverless, like testing and compliance
This Forbes article is spot on: there is a gold rush to build driverless cars, but the easier money is in selling shovels
Analytics through the looking glass
One of the biggest problems with analytics is the different expectations about what it is. Analytics lives (and tends to get lost) at the intersection between IT, digital, reporting and commercial analysis
The democratisation of Wholefoods (as long as you're a Prime member!)
We should stop being surprised by the boldness of Amazon's actions - but their latest move to offer 10% discount on Whole Foods items (and free delivery) to Prime members is a pretty striking oneWe should stop being surprised by the boldness of Amazon's actions - but their latest move to offer 10% discount on Whole Foods items (and free delivery) to Prime members is a pretty striking one
Waterstones sale demonstrates that post-Amazon retail is maturing
Although this will be over-shadowed by Asda/Sainsburys this week, Waterstones being sold is a testament to how much the high street has changed over the last ten years
SKU Rat vs. Cat Man
News this month of UK grocery retailer Tesco's positive results show the benefits of (amongst other things) SKU rationalisation - aka SKU Rat - with some of their categories having had a 25% reduction in the number of SKU