José Miguel Viñals
I was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1968. I helped my parents at their shop during the weekends since I was in high school. I learned a lot about how to keep clients happy, and also about how to be respected by clients.
I studied Business Administration at ESADE and started working, right after the end of my studies, at an American company where I stayed for 12 years. I was Finance Manager for the Southern European branches (Spain, France and Italy), but kept close contact with all areas of the business.
In 2005 I left the company, worked somewhere else, and after a couple of years, I opened my own consulting company in… Timisoara, Romania.
During all this time I have helped many companies and seen many business models. I have understood why some companies succeed and why some others fail. And I think I can guess now if a company will make it or not in the medium term.
I discovered the concept of competitiveness and understood that companies who, aware or not, aim to be competitive (not cheap, that is different), have many more chances to succeed.
This blog deals with this idea.