Tag Archives: decisions

Think like an entrepreneur

Saras Sarasvathy, a professor at Darden School (University of West Virginia), undertook some research to see if entrepreneurs thought, acted and decided differently. Her conclusion was that this is the case. At its most basic level, she says that rather … Continue reading

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HBR classic readings on strategy – supporting your strategic decisions

Key strategy readings – strategic decisions, business models, 5 forces, …. Maybe you are a CIO trying to get to grips with strategy and how you should be influencing your own organisation’s strategic thinking. Perhaps you are a young, ambitious … Continue reading

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Business models – some amazing resources

Business models – rock your world You all know that the next one of the 7 habits series is due out soon and you all know it is about the power of visualisation in decision making. Well, for something to … Continue reading

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Fair Process: leading people in the knowledge economy

Article Synopsis: Fair process: managing in the knowledge economy Written by: W. Chan Kim and Reneé Mauborgne The principal theme of the article is that lack of engagement with employees of an organisation is a huge, unrecognised problem. It results … Continue reading

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Business intelligence for better decisions

Good business intelligence produces good decisions If the “Second habit: actively manage knowledge” resonated with you, then you will enjoy this short blog by Strat-Wise where they discuss the next level of business intelligence which Gartner calls interactive visual analytics. … Continue reading

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Sleeping on your decisions

Sleeping on your decisions An interesting blog was written by Maarten Bos and Amy Cuddy in the HBR Blog based on the story that Barack Obama decided to have a nights sleep before making the decision to authorise the raid that … Continue reading

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Before you make that strategic decision …

Harvard Business Review article: reducing behavioural problems Kahneman, Lovello and Sibony HBR, in conjunction with McKinsey, have published an interesting article about reducing the impact of behavioural issues in decision making. The underlying premise is that it is very difficult … Continue reading

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Intuition – more than trusting your gut

Intuition – more than trusting your gut. Here is a link to a useful article written by Modesto Maidique (visiting professor at Harvard Business School) who talks about intuition and knowledge. The core theme of the article is that intuition … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum 2011 – commentary and CEO report

WEF Davos 2011: second report and global CEO survey I have scanned the outputs, reports and videos to pick up issues of importance for your organisations. The big themes that are initially coming through appear to be: 1. The “new … Continue reading

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Stress test your strategy

What critical decisions should you be taking to keep your strategy relevant in the economic crisis? Executive summary of an article by Robert Simons, published in November 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review. Economic turbulence can quickly expose the … Continue reading

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