Co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur | Subjects: Innovation, Strategy
In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.
The range of Freedman’s narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Lawrence Freedman | Subjects: History, Strategy
Thinking strategically is what separates managers and leaders. Learn the fundamentals about how to create winning strategy and lead your team to deliver it. From understanding what strategy can do for you, through to creating a strategy and engaging others with strategy, this book offers practical guidance and expert tips. It is peppered with punchy, memorable examples from real leaders winning (and losing) with real … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Max McKeown | Subject: Strategy
Strategic Partnering – remove chance and deliver consistent success – is designed to take the guesswork out and provide you with a ground-breaking and fully encompassing system of rules and processes, to make your partnering strategy a vitally important and transformational reality. Supported by invaluable insights from a wealth of senior leaders across a range of leading global organizations, the book introduces a comprehensive and … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Guillaume Bardin, Luc Bardin, Raphaël Bardin | Subject: Strategy
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.
Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Subjects: Management, Strategy
Playing to Win, a noted Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, outlines the strategic approach Lafley, in close partnership with strategic adviser Roger Martin, used to double P&G’s sales, quadruple its profits, and increase its market value by more than $100 billion when Lafley was first CEO (he led the company from 2000 to 2009). The book shows leaders in any type of organization … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: A.G. Lafley, Roger L. Martin | Subject: Strategy
Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now.
In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Rita Gunther McGrath | Subject: Strategy
It’s a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does—but not fast enough. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status.
Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: John P. Kotter | Subject: Strategy
In company after company that Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney worked for or researched, they saw businesses taking on more products, more markets, more people, more acquisitions—adding more of everything except what really mattered: sustainable and profitable growth.
And in many of these companies — large or small, from America to Europe to Asia — every quarter became a mad dash to find yet another … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Mohanbir Sawhney, Sanjay Khosla | Subject: Strategy
What is strategy? For many it is the application of a theory, model or framework. In this book Spender develops a different creative approach. Emphasizing that firms face uncertainties and unknowns (knowledge gaps) he argues that the core of strategic thinking and processes rests on the organization’s leaders developing newly imagined solutions to the opportunities that these uncertainties open up.
Drawing on a wide range of … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: J.-C. Spender | Subject: Strategy
From smartphones and computers to blue jeans and beer, companies from China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Turkey, and other emerging markets are now winning leading market shares with their own-branded, high-quality products—rather than with poorly produced products sold under others’ brand names. These emerging-market multinational companies (EMNCs) are giving the incumbent market leaders of North America, Western Europe, and Japan a run for their money in … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Amitava Chattopadhyay, Aysegul Ozsomer, Rajeev Batra | Subjects: International, Strategy
As we continue in an era of simultaneous innovation and commoditization, enabled by digital technologies, managers around the world are asking themselves “how can we both adapt to rapid changes in technology and markets, and still make enough money to survive–and thrive?”
To provide answers to these important and urgent questions, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Michael Cusumano draws on nearly 30 years of research … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Michael A. Cusumano | Subject: Strategy
Conventional wisdom on strategy is no longer a reliable guide. The authors maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with coherence: a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique.
Achieving this clarity takes a sharpness of focus that only exceptional companies have mastered. This book helps you identify your firm’s blend of strategic direction and distinctive capabilities that … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Cesare R. Mainardi, Paul Leinwand | Subject: Strategy
Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt shows that there has been a growing and unfortunate tendency to equate Mom-and-apple-pie values, fluffy packages of buzzwords, motivational slogans, and financial goals with “strategy.” He debunks these elements … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Richard Rumelt | Subject: Strategy
How do firms compete? How do firms earn above normal returns? What’s needed to sustain superior performance long term? An increasingly powerful answer to these fundamental questions of business strategy lies in the concept of dynamic capabilities. These are the skills, processes, routines, organizational structures, and disciplines that enable firms to build, employ, and orchestrate intangible assets relevant to satisfying customer needs, and which cannot … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: David J. Teece | Subject: Strategy
Commoditization-a virulent form of hypercompetition-is destroying markets, disrupting industries, and shuttering long-successful firms. Conventional wisdom says the best way to combat commoditization is differentiation. But differentiation is difficult and expensive to implement, and keeps you ahead of the pack only temporarily.
In Beating the Commodity Trap, Richard D’Aveni provides a radical new framework for fighting back. Drawing on an in-depth study of more than thirty industries, … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Richard A. D’Aveni | Subject: Strategy
In what amounts to a vigorous defense of management consultants, Kiechel explains how business became an intellectual endeavor over the last half century, maturing from commonsense practice to theory-driven discipline, and how ideas now underpin the way corporations function today. “What companies didn’t have before the strategy revolution,” he writes, “was a way of systematically putting together all the elements that determined their corporate fate.”
In … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Walter Kiechel | Subjects: Consulting / Analytical Tools, Industry Specific, Strategy | Industry: Consulting
Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt have consulted for companies that are highly efficient, full of hard workers and smart managers—yet barely able to eke out a profit. They’ve also worked in undisciplined, mismanaged companies that generate huge margins year after year. The key to sustainable profits, they realized, was intellectual property. Yet most managers are unable to see the power of IP because they were … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Mark Blaxill, Ralph Eckardt | Subject: Strategy
Why do so many global strategies fail – despite companies’ powerful brands and other border-crossing advantages? Seduced by market size, the illusion of a borderless, “flat” world, and the allure of similarities, firms launch one-size-fits-all strategies. But cross-border differences are larger than we often assume, explains Pankaj Ghemawat in “Redefining Global Strategy”. Most economic activity – including direct investment, tourism, and communication – happens locally, … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Pankaj Ghemawat | Subjects: International, Strategy
There’s a scene in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass in which the Red Queen, having just led a chase with Alice in which neither seems to have moved from the spot where they began, explains to the perplexed girl: “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Evolutionary biologists have used this scene to illustrate the evolutionary arms … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: William P. Barnett | Subject: Strategy