Lynda Applegate

M.B.A. Class of 1952 Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Charles Handy

Charles Handy is Europe’s best known and most influential management thinker. In an interview with Joel Kurtzman, editor of Strategy & Business, Mr. Handy elaborates on his concept of ‘membership community’ for the corporate model of the future. ‘Corporations are not things, they are the people who run them,’ he says. ‘In order to hold people inside the corporation, we can’t really talk about them … [ Read more ]

Jay Walker’s founder and vice chairman

Minoru Makihara

President of Mitsubishi Corporation

John Quelch

London Business School dean and global marketing guru.

Keshub Mahindra

chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s 10th largest company and the country’s largest manufacturer of utility vehicles and tractors.

Robert B. Reich

former secretary of labor and now Maurice Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller Graduate School

C.K. Prahalad

Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business at the University of Michigan Business School and well-known strategy expert

Jeffrey E. Garten

dean of the Yale School of Management

John Kao

Lecturer at Harvard, academic director of the Managing Innovation program at Stanford University and a visiting professor at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Arie de Geus

author guru of organizational learning and former employee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

Warren Bennis

During his long and fruitful career, Warren Bennis has been a student, soldier, scholar, university provost, university president, student of leadership and group dynamics and distinguished professor.

Gary Hamel

visiting professor at the London Business School, co-author of “Competing for the Future” with C.K. Prahalad

Chris Argyris

James Bryant Conant Professor Emeritus of Education and Organizational Behavior at Harvard University

W. Brian Arthur

Citibank Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, a private think tank in New Mexico

Why Banks and Telecoms Must Merge to Surge

In Europe last year, telecommunications and financial companies joined at a rate of one alliance a month. The trend will go global, because financial content is where the money is.

Italy’s Economic Half-Miracle

Italy has worked hard to modernize its economy, but still lags in reforming labor markets, financial systems, and education. Will the nation push ahead, or hang on to the status quo?

Conglomerates in Emerging Markets: Tigers or Dinosaurs?

Disparaged in the developed world, emerging-market conglomerates are here to stay, provided they adapt to their ever-changing environment. If they do adapt, what role are they likely to play?

The Godzilla Companies of the New Economy

This interesting article (written before the shakeout) shows some interesting fallacies of thought but also makes some interesting and useful observations and analyses. Discusses three types of coprorations: Godzillas, Titans and Bystanders. Lists the following as features critical to Godzilla companies: Clarity of Focus; The Primacy of the Customer; Zero-Based Organization; Location Irrelevance; Value Chain Shortcuts; Pointcast vs. Broadcast; The CEO as … [ Read more ]

David Sarnoff

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.