Category: Strategy

Recent Read: “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger

In the world of business, as in many others, answers (and answerers) get all the glory. We like answers: they give direction, settle arguments, erase doubts, and do many other […]

HBR: How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

Thought-provoking strategy piece on HBR.org is worth a read. Some highlights: To help business leaders better understand industry disruption, we developed an index that measures an industry’s current level of […]

HBR: “Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust”

Just read a good short post on strategy as hypothesis on HBR.com by Amy Edmondson and Paul Verdin. Some highlights:   An alternative perspective on strategy and execution — one that […]

HBR: Why You Can’t Just Tell a Company “Be More Like a Startup”

In case you missed it, HBR has a nice piece on how startups often skirt (or ignore) laws during their early stages of growth. Some excerpts below: One of the […]

Innovation In Action Series #4: The Innovation Value Model

In past posts in this series I addressed briefly some of the most critical issues corporates should think about when starting an external innovation effort that will focus on startups. In […]

Brexiters’ Remorse and the Complex Logic of Failure

“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”  — Sophocles One of the more fascinating Brexit phenomenon I have been following is the petition to re-hold the stay/leave vote, which is now approaching […]

Innovation In Action Series #1: Setting The Innovation Agenda

In my work, I am involved in many discussions with executives on the topic of open innovation in a corporate environment. Across those discussions, certain themes have emerged that highlight to me […]

What’s Disruptive Innovation? The Idea’s Creators Think Your Answer Is Probably Wrong.

The latest issue of the Harvard Business Review contains a very interesting debate currently taking place between Clayton M. Christensen, one of the originators (along with Joseph L. Bowers in a 1995 HBR article) […]

HBR.com: “Why Quants Should Manage Your Supply Chain Risk”

I just posted a new piece on HBR.com on SC Risk. It’s a short summary of my point of view on how SCRM needs to change its approach radically. Read […]