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When in Hong Kong stopover, let´s visit some topics.

Good Morning to all of you!

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Team Turn the Tide on Plastic set out on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Photograph: Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race

Some updates for today: It is a new Monday and we are happy enough to stay in Hong Kong for two weeks. For those of you who are new to my blog, our Strategy Journey started in Alicante, Spain in October 2017. For each Leg, I have covered the majority of the promised strategy topics. When in Hong Kong, the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018  has organized several events: there will be an In-Port Race the 27 January & a Round the Island Race the day after. Leg 5 will start the 1st February, a non-scoring transition to Guangzhou for a full stopover. To conclude the leg 5, the boats will head back to Hong Kong. Leg 6 is expected to start the 7th February 2018.

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Hong Kong. Source: Leungchopan / Shutterstock

After sailing 5,800 miles from Melbourne to Hong Kong, the sailors will be looking for some well-deserved rest. “Surrounded by beautiful waters, Hong Kong boasts not only a great sailing heritage but also a rich history of shipbuilding and engineering innovation”. I have never been in Hong Kong and I hope to visit Asia as part of my next global voyage … Hey, Alex Guillermo Lozano Artolachipi maybe we can include this destination for our future honeymoon!

As far as my Strategy Race, let´s see where we stand:Timeline Volvo Ocean Race Update Schedule 22012018.jpg

If you wish to download the last updated Timeline (22-Jan-2018), click here:Eliescalante VOR 2017-2018 Updated Timeline

girls compete with each other.pngDuring the next two weeks, we will see the Life Cycle Model theme. We will see the industry structure, competition and success factors over the life cycle. My reference book is still the same “Contemporary Strategy Analysis” by Robert Grant. To make the theme more interesting, I will provide some thoughts and examples related to several of the topics and trends which are relevant to all of us such as Digital Transformation and the role of education, particularly the role of education for women to build a nurturing atmosphere for a healthy and balanced family model for the future. I am interested in these last topics because I hope to marry Alejandro Guillermo Lozano Artolachipi soon, having babies and prepare myself for educating them will be a huge challenge for me.  To become a mom, and be successful in our own endeavors will be a challenge for every woman nowadays. Digital Technologies will disrupt our traditional family model, and we will have to be ready to protect and raise kids in this context. I will raise my future babies with Alejandro Guillermo Lozano Artolachipi (our kids will belong to the Generation Alpha) in a different context in which I was raised.

Moreover, during this Leg 5, we will remake the last presentation slides from Leg 4. I have reframed the subject from “Predicting a well-fine-tuned segmentation using social media” to a broad scope “Predicting the Future with Digital Technologies”. Digital technologies are supporting everything we do. And when I say everything, that means everything. This topic is one of the pivot points at the WEF Annual Meeting 2018: “the present challenge is for global collaboration to help harness the potential of the internet for the benefit of humankind”.  This is all for now, tomorrow we will see our outline for Leg 5, and start our Life Cycle Model Theme at full speed.

See you tomorrow, Thank you. Blessings!sailboat in a jar at sunset gif.gif

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Disclaimer: The content and presentation slides shown on this blog are prepared by me. Nevertheless, all the pictures or videos shown on this blog are not mine. I do not own any of the lovely photos posted unless otherwise stated.







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