HBR : How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data

By Randy Bean   Are companies seeing any value to their investments in “big data”? I’ve been surveying executives of Fortune 1000 companies about their data investments since 2012, and for the first time a near majority – 48.4% — report that their firms are...

Huffington post : What Happens If Uber Fails?

The lesson here is that people trying to raise venture capital shouldn’t be worried about what Uber, specifically, might do to the economy if the company fails.   The thing about a market bubble is that you don’t really know how big it is until it pops. So it...

HBR : Surviving M&A

By Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis and Ron Ashkenas   For individual managers and employees, a merger or acquisition (M&A)  is not just a corporate strategy; it’s a personally disruptive—often traumatic—event. What C-suite executives and consultants...

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”...

Digital Leadership Is Not an Optional Part of Being a CEO

Being a CEO is harder than ever. The rapid pace of change in business and technology means that more and more companies will find themselves being disrupted. In fact, our latest research with MIT, in which we interviewed more than 1,000 CEOs (from 131 countries and 27...

Are You Using These Strategies for Business Growth?

Strategies : Highly successful companies don’t rest on their laurels. Instead, they constantly look to the future and explore all possible channels for business growth.   When we enter discussions with potential new clients, we discuss the best way to try to...

Investors Today Prefer Companies with Fewer Physical Assets

For investors Having physical stuff just isn’t as great as it used to be.   At home, we’re Marie Kondo–ing our way to minimalism, buying experiences rather than things, and using services — Netflix, Spotify, Uber — rather than owning assets such as movies, music,...