Strategy consulting – as we know it – needs a reboot. We’re disrupting the consultancy business and putting you at the center.
Breakthrough strategy is needed when you need movement fast and in the right direction.
It's different. We take techniques from breakthrough product development. Apply them to the business of generating a strategy.
It's Quick. Strategy at the speed of disruption.
It’s collaborative. We don’t bring the answers. Our team brings the tools for you to find the answers and empower you to create a tailored breakthrough strategy.
Doing things the same way in a disruptive world won’t help. We’re here to help you to break through.
Why Strategy Needs a Rethink
Three reasons why:
1. It's Outdated. Digital has changed everything, disrupting the status quo and rewiring business. Meanwhile strategic thinking and planning is rooted in the manufacturing world of the 20th Century. How do you play by the new rules – when there are no rules?
2. It's Too Slow. New entrants can start from scratch and grab customers in months. That’s the length of time it takes to hire consultants, and begin thinking about how to respond. By the time you're feeling disruption, it’s probably too late.
3. The Model is Broken. Ever wondered why strategy takes so long? Why your problem is unique, so complex and will take ages to solve? Consultants are in the business of selling Man Days. Time is – literally – money in consulting.
We live, breathe and (yes, literally) eat disruption. When not on Upstart business, our core team work on their own projects, enriching their knowledge and experience of new ventures, technologies and sectors. For each project we use an "Avengers Assemble" model to bring the team together with the skills and knowledge you need to answer your question.
Does It Work ?
The Upstart way was born when our clients kept asking us to come up with a strategic direction and an action plan ASAP. We've tackled difficult-shaped topics in regulated areas such as healthcare, pharma, media, government, hardware and industrial processes.
Whenever we've worked the Upstart way it's delivered a step change in understanding, speed and mindset, taking our clients from fear to action in weeks.
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Times are changing. Time to change.
The future looks nothing like the past. So why carry on using the same linear models in an exponential world? Get in touch to talk about how we can help you create strategies for disruptive times.