European CEO Awards name Alex Athanassoulas as Best European CEO 2015 in Retail Development Industry.

A very prestigious recognition was awarded to Stirixis Group CEO, Alex Athanassoulas, who was recognized as the Best CEO in the Retail Property Development Industry 2015 for his contribution in growth, profitability and sustainability of retail businesses. Stirixis Group was also given the Best Interior Designer 2015 award for concepts in the field of retail, catering and workplaces by the European […]

Customer experience is everything in business. Here is why…

Customer experience is everything in business. An interconnected, holistic company is well placed to provide customers with the best possible service.  Read my whole article published at the European CEO Magazin here.

Alex at the 9th Sustainability Forum and Awards of Ethos Media

Sustainability has become crucial for all companies worldwide, and it is related to the way a company develops its business model and strategic approach. Ethos Media organized the 9th Sustainability Forum & Awards with title “The Essence of Corporate Development in the 21st century» that deals with the wider meaning of sustainability and ways to […]

Five crucial notes on Customer Experience and its Design

Well, we said it many times… Customer Experience (CX) Design, if expertly done, can lead you to not only impressive profitability but to an agile and sustainable way of doing meaningful business long term. But when you do invest – and you should – in designing your Customer Experience Design, there are a a number […]

4 Reasons Customer Experience is the (only) way to a safe harbor!

Customer Experience (CX) is not a fad. It’s actually a quite delayed, natural evolution of the market. And its here to stay. But if you do get it right this time, not only will you grow profitably, but also sustainably. Let me explain why… To read, like, share the complete post please click here.

10 Sure Steps to a Successful Retail Concept!

Let’s talk straight. Successful concept building, no matter how brilliant your idea, must follow certain steps. How you follow them, who you work with, and to what extent you really do your homework, well, that’s up to you. I’ll walk you through the steps providing some useful hints. Here we go… To read the complete […]

Alex at his speech on Agile concepts the International Property Awards in London

Alex was invited to give a speech on his famous systems thinking approach on business concepts and how it creates profitable, agile and sustainable businesses. The speech was attended by more than 120 C level Executives and Entrepreneurs.

Success is not a firework!
Five Questions to ask before you take your concept to the next level..

“Success is not a firework” is the title of my last article, soon to appear at the next newsletter of Secret Key, our training partners in Athens and Bucharest.  During my 20 years as a retail expert and consultant with STIRIXIS Group, I have seen a number of companies rise and fall, all too fast.  So I know […]

Greek Crisis, Bailout and Elections – on managing change

A lot has been said and written on the Greek Financial / Debt crisis.  Most of it focuses on parts of the problem, thus preventing us to see the big picture and provide a functional and effective solution.  During an video interview with the Financial Times, part of which you can see here, I noted a […]

If it ain’t sustainable, don’t event try…
Lessons from the latest elections in Europe

Analytical thinking, European elections, presidential elections, France, Germany, Greece, crisis, growth, sustainability, elections, Austerity

Recent elections, the latest in France, Germany and Greece, prove once again the defeat of analytical thinking.  Amid one of probably the worst financial crisis in Europe, and probably way before its end, the solutions that are laid on the table are purely financial – if not on an superficial accounting level.  Austerity, taxes without […]