Tag Archives: strategy

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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Flexible strategy in action – adapting the business model

Agile strategy Adapting the business model to create flexibility¬† Pop-up stores. There has been much talk for the last decade about having an agile strategy or being a flexible company. This is seen to be even more important in crisis … 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 Rene√© 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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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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Value, values and ethical decisions

Value, values and ethical decision-making. Below is attached a short commentary on an interesting article recently published by strategy+business that discusses whether or not we really do take ethics, social responsibility or the environment into account when making our purchases. … Continue reading

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The way we (used to) do things around here

The way we (used to) do things around here. Reframing behaviour to make change happen I recently came across this fascinating Booz & Co. article that discusses the use of neuroscience in making changes happen – at organisational and personal … 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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World Economic Forum: Global Risks 2011

WEF Global Risks 2011 In advance of the annual Davos World Economic Forum event, the organisation has published their global risks report. This is an excellent report based on a professional survey whose 580 respondents cut across government, business, media … Continue reading

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