The Key to Business Success – By Phin Upham



By Phin Upham

The business world thrives on competition. But what makes the biggest difference between a successful firm and one that doesn’t make it in the long run? Business owners and top executives would love to know that secret ingredient that contributes to a firm’s success or failure. The problem is that it doesn’t exist, at least not in the way they are hoping. There are, however, several points of view which might explain why some firms have a “sustainable competitive advantage.” One of these views is the dynamic capabilities view. Continue reading


Phin Upham Bio



Phin Upham

Phin Upham

Phin Upham has lived in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto. He is currently an investor at a family office / hedge fund.

Phin remains actively involved with his research from graduate school. Phin is the author of numerous papers, articles, and essays. Some of his published essays include “Finding cohesive clusters for analyzing knowledge communities,” and “Citation structure of an emerging research area on the verge of application.”
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Wonderland in New York12/9/2011

The bronze “Alice in Wonderland” statue in New York City’s Central Park is lovingly polished and worn down by the hands, knees and feet of hundreds of thousands even millions of climbing children Contributor: Phin Upham Published: Dec 09, 2011