"Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany.[Moi ici: A tríade acha que isto só acontece por causa de um marco fraco. Tolos!]Recordar este texto "Empresas pequenas concentradas em nichos mundiais"
But the reasons they are a predominantly German phenomenon are many. This includes the German history of many small independent states (until 1918 Germany consisted of 23 monarchies and three republics), which forced entrepreneurs to internationalize early on in a company’s development if they wanted to keep growing. [Moi ici: Aprender a fazer o by-pass aos Estados, um conselho deste blogue desde 2007] In addition, there are traditional regional crafts, such as the clock-making industry in the Black Forest with its highly developed fine mechanical competencies, which developed into 450 medical technology companies, most of them makers of surgical instruments.
A further pillar of the Hidden Champions’ competitive strength is the unique German dual system of apprenticeship, [Moi ici: Algo que enfrentou forte oposição dos proto-geringonços] which combines practical and theoretical training in non-academic trades. The Hidden Champions invest 50% more in vocational training than the average German company.
Tax advantages are another reason. The high taxes on assets in France and the inheritance tax in the U.S. prevent the accumulation of capital necessary for the formation of a strong mid-sized sector. [Moi ici: Como diz a filha do assaltante de bancos, "Temos de perder a vergonha de ir buscar a quem está a acumular dinheiro"]
"Assim, temos empresas concentradas em servir um nicho, por isso é que eu os achei (aos alemães) tão arrogantes no meu primeiro encontro profissional... os pedidos da minha empresa estavam a desviar-se do nicho onde eles nadavam... um nicho é, por definição, pequeno. Se uma empresa se mantém concentrada num nicho e quer crescer só há um caminho... percorrer o mundo à procura de mais clientes que se encaixem no nicho... a geografia tem de ser irrelevante para eles."E comparar:
"Why is this mental internationalization so important? Because while Hidden Champions may be small, they compete on a global scale. They achieve world-class quality by keeping their focus narrow; focus is the most important element of a Hidden Champion’s strategy. Flexi, for example, makes only one product — retractable dog leashes — but has the claim to make them better than anyone else. This has allowed them to reach 70% of market share in this category. But focus makes a market small. How can you make it bigger? By globalizing."
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