The long-term success of any business is ultimately derived by internal and external factors that contribute to ongoing Competitive Advantage. A multifaceted approach is required to recognize all the various considerations that become a core part of your Strategic Planning. A roadmap to launching, maintaining and leading a business excelling in its industry includes the following domains: Business Model / Market Strategy / Market Position / Marketing Management. The Concept Design / ACADEMY / is comprised of powerful critical thinking and marketing toolkits, along with the shared knowledge only available from a one of the most dynamic communities of international creative & business professionals. Curated / Hosted / Directed by Ed Thompson & Produced by Concept Design I/O in Japan / APAC. Active Worldwide.