BND : Blue Ocean Strategy: Creating Your Own Market

What if there was a way you could take your business outside the confines of competition and create your own market space? What if you were able to set the pace and create unique products, while also profiting from lucrative new markets?   The blue ocean strategy...

Harvard : The Real Reason Superstar Firms Are Pulling Ahead

Across industries and across countries, a small number of “superstar” firms are pulling away from the competition. They’re more productive, as the chart below illustrates. They’re also more profitable, more innovative, and they pay better. But why are these companies...

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.”...