Predatory thinking. Street smarts. Whatever you want to call it, it's about writing the rules on your terms, rather than following someone else's; it's about changing behaviour through reframing a story or changing the context; it's about seeking unfair advantage to outmanoeuvre the competition.
Predatory Thinking starts and can only finish with the business or behavioural problem. In business and beyond, you are either predator or prey - and if you don't make the choice of which one to be, it gets made for you. Standing still is not an option.
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Submitted by: Lisa Bailey
The low cost of labour meant foreign manufacturers could make clothes much more cheaply. Consequently, people thought British-made clothes were too expensive.
However, a recent increase in foreign labour costs and soaring oil prices has driven up the price of imports.
Sensing an opportunity, Mary Portas’s predatory idea was that making knickers “British” could be profitable.
Kinky Knickers are 100% made in Britain by local lads and lasses and manufactured from the finest Nottingham lace.
Within weeks Kinky Knickers sold out and a second factory is to be opened to cope with demand.
Proving Britain improves your bottom line.