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strategy+business (Issue 60 / Autumn 2010)

Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.


Big Oil and the Natural Gas Bonanza
by Christopher Click, Andrew Clyde, and John Corrigan
The oil majors hope to make major money in natural gas, but can they learn to operate two distinct types of businesses under one roof?
 
A Gandhian Approach to R&D
by Abhishek Malhotra, Art Kleiner, and Laura W. Geller
Scientist and scholar Raghunath Mashelkar explains a new model of innovation from India that benefits the world’s poor.
 
At Zappos, Culture Pays
by Dick Richards
The thriving Internet shoe retailer has made its name and a lot of money by being eccentric.
 
Data Points: A Big Change in Emerging-market Spending
 
Strategy by Design
by Hugo Trepant and Daniel Newman
Enterprise architecture can eliminate the gap between an organization’s technology and its business model.
 
Getting Tensions Right
by Ken Favaro and Saj-nicole Joni
How CEOs can turn conflict, dissent, and disagreement into a powerful tool for driving performance.
 
Theory U and Theory T
by Matthew Stewart
Thoughts on the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential contributions to management theory.
 
Health Insurance Gets Personal
by Ashish Kaura, David S. Levy, and Minoo Javanmardian
As reform legislation makes the U.S. healthcare industry more consumer-centric, companies will need to change their business models and add new capabilities.
 
Reinventing the City to Combat Climate Change­
by Nick Pennell, Sartaz Ahmed, and Stefan Henningsson
How the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming.
 
Destination: Green Tourism
by Jürgen Ringbeck
In an era of environmental consciousness, every locale that wants to remain attractive and competitive needs a strategy for sustainability.
 
The Megacommunity Approach to Tackling the World’s Toughest Problems
by Fernando Napolitano
Three projects in Rome are showing how companies, governments, and other organizations can work together to increase their effectiveness.
 
Growth through Focus: A Blueprint for Driving Profitable Expansion
by Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney
Rather than seek increased revenues and profits by expanding products and markets, companies should follow a seven-step strategy for achieving more with less.
 
Charles Landry Knows What Makes Cities Great: Distinction, Variety, and Flow
by Sally Helgesen
From Amsterdam to Adelaide, this unorthodox thinker has divined the connections between economic prosperity and creative achievement, and their implications for the future of the city.
 
The Thought Leader Interview: Lawrence Burns
by Scott Corwin and Rob Norton
GM’s former head of R&D has a bold vision of how the automobile will evolve in the cities of the 21st century.
 
What Experience Would You Like with That?
by Theodore Kinni
How a new view of consumers changed the way we think about products, companies, and economies.
 
Prosperity Lost and Regained
by David K. Hurst
A review of The Road from Ruin, by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green.
 
Prosperity without Growth
by David K. Hurst
A review of Smart Growth, by Edward D. Hess.
 
Continual Prosperity
by David K. Hurst
A review of The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley.
 
Prosperity Redistributed
by David K. Hurst
A review of The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
 
Listen First, Comment Later
by Matt Palmquist
When new information is introduced at the start of a meeting and opinions are held until the end, groups make smarter choices.
 
When It Pays to Stay in School
by Matt Palmquist
Students who enter the job market while the economy is strong find success earlier and earn higher wages throughout their careers than those who join the workforce during a down economy.
 
Doing Well by Doing Bad
by Matt Palmquist
Successful firms are more likely to break the law when their managers are under tremendous pressure to exceed quarterly goals.
 
The Psychology of Consumer Choice
by Matt Palmquist
Advertisements can subconsciously condition consumers to associate products with a certain feeling, which can affect the decision to buy.
 
Leaving Money on the Table
by Matt Palmquist
Performance-based compensation plans can appeal to both employees and employers, but for different reasons.
 
Making the Most of Failure
by Matt Palmquist
Organizations can learn more from their failures than their successes.
 
Bill Gore’s Formula for Failure
Rich Teerlink, author, with Lee Ozley, of More Than a Motorcycle, introduces a passage on how managers can empower their workforce, from Freedom, Inc., by Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz.