Richard Rumelt

A giant in the field of strategy ruminates on strategic planning, diversification and focus, and the role of the CEO.

Editor’s Note: an excellent interview – highly recommended…

Henry Mintzberg

McGill University professor Henry Mintzberg is an astute, acclaimed management thinker, a prolific author, and an iconoclast who has advised some of the world’s largest corporations. In this feature interview, whether he’s discussing management, the organization, or shareholder value, Professor Mintzberg provokes with his observations on what is needed in many aspects of the organization today.

Joseph Badaracco

Careers are shaped by decisions. But some decisions have more than one perfectly reasonable answer. An ethics expert has advice on making management choices you can live-and succeed-with.

Warren Bennis

“In an analogue world,” says one of the foremost authorities on leadership in this interview, “the CEO knew everything. But in the digital world, it’s more humility and vulnerability. Leaders have to understand these differences if they want to really create not only intellectual capital but also social capital.” Mr. Bennis goes on to describe the challenges facing leaders today and offers his observations on … [ Read more ]

Arie De Geus

Arie de Geus, London Business School, believes archaic legislation is killing off new firms, and traditional business structures give too much power to too few people.

Jeffrey Sachs

Call him crazy, but Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University professor and world-famous economist, wants to save the world–and he’s got a plan to do it.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Terms such as “empowerment”, “employee participation” and “change management” so dominate the vocabulary of organization behaviour today. Not surprisingly, the person who coined those terms and championed their importance, Rosabeth Moss Kanter of the Harvard Business School, has herself become one of the highest-profile academics and respected consultants in the world. In this interview, the author discusses the changes in leadership styles during the 30 … [ Read more ]

Jeffrey Garten

Ten years ago, Jeffrey Garten was brought in to turn around the Yale School of Management. Did he pull it off?

Philip Bobbitt

The constitutional scholar and national security expert defines a new era of market statehood.

Lynn Sharp Paine

Lynn Sharp Paine is the John G. McLean Professor at the Harvard Business School. Professor Paine holds a doctorate in moral philosophy from Oxford University and a law degree from Harvard, was a Luce Scholar at the National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan in the late 1970s, and served previously on the faculties at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the University of Virginia’s … [ Read more ]

Hal Varian

The dean of Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems foresees a world in which everything is negotiable.

Kenneth Laudon

Kenneth C. Laudon is professor of information systems at NYU’s Stern. He joined Stern’s faculty in 1982. Since then, he has taught courses on e-commerce, managing the digital firm, IT and corporate strategy, and the links between technological developments and society. Laudon is the author, or co-author, of a dozen books, including the most widely adopted textbook on Management Information Systems in the world. His … [ Read more ]

C. K. Prahalad

C. K. Prahalad is Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan Business School. Previous appointments include a visiting professorship at INSEAD and a professorship at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he was also Chairman of the Management Education Programme.

C. K. Prahalad specializes in corporate strategy and the role and value … [ Read more ]

Henry Mintzberg

MBA programs, says Henry Mintzberg, are producing not managers but functionaries. That doesn’t bode well for either business or society.

Robert Engle

On October 8, it was announced that Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Finance at NYU Stern, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics along with Clive Granger, his longtime colleague at the University of California at San Diego. Engle, 60, a Stern professor since 2000 and a pioneer in the field of econometrics, was cited for the development of Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (ARCH), a … [ Read more ]

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner says it is possible to get others to see things differently. But as the Harvard professor tells CIO Senior Editor Edward Prewitt, it takes perseverance and finesse.

Lester Thurow

Lester Thurow is all about thinking big. In his new book, Fortune Favors the Bold: What We Must Do to Build a New and Lasting Prosperity, the economics professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management argues that the United States is in danger of being left behind as the global economy trudges forward. He postulates that we must take a few big gambles if we … [ Read more ]

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and the director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Center.

W. Chan Kim

Professor at INSEAD

Renée Mauborgne

Professor at INSEAD