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strategy+business (Issue 63 / Summer 2011)

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


Will Your Next Electric Company Be a Global Oil Enterprise?
by Viren Doshi, Robert Oushoorn, and Robert Famulok
As the energy markets evolve, oil and gas majors should consider diversifying into power generation.
 
The Art of the Business Narrative
by Art Kleiner
Hollywood producer, executive, and entrepreneur Peter Guber makes the case that telling purposeful stories is an essential skill for leaders.
 
Banking on Social Media
by Johannes Bussmann, Paul Hyde, and Jörg Sandrock
Retail banks can use Facebook, YouTube, and other new platforms to better reach their “Generation C” customers.
 
Retooling Labor Costs
by Harry Hawkes, Albert Kent, and Vikas Bhalla
Despite years of cutbacks, many companies’ pay structures are still unbalanced. Here’s a dispassionate, logical way to realign them.
 
Data Points: Corporate Incoherence
More than half of surveyed executives don’t buy their company’s strategy.
 
Focus and Scale on the Internet
by Tim Laseter
The next wave of online business models must focus narrowly, rather than blindly pursuing scale.
 
Eat Your Peas: A Recipe for Culture Change
by Rutger von Post
The methods used by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to promote health in a West Virginia city can also be used to raise organizational performance.
 
Crafting Best-in-Class Business Intelligence
by Jamie Campbell, Kenny Kurtzman, and Adam Michaels
Start by choosing the metrics that matter most for your company, and then ensure the support of your employees and partners.
 
The New Financial Matchmakers
by Bob Rice
The rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.
 
The Next Winning Move in Private Equity
by Ken Favaro and J. Neely
To outperform their rivals, private equity firms will need to enhance their ability to spur organic growth in the companies they own. (And public companies will need to follow.)
 
CEO Succession 2010: The Four Types of CEOs
by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
Booz & Company’s annual study of turnover among chief executives — now increasingly diverse, as the world’s largest companies migrate to emerging economies — suggests that the nature of the job varies with the role of the corporate core.
 
Strategic Bets
by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk
Sooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.
 
The Future of Women Leaders in the Middle East
by DeAnne Aguirre, Melissa Master Cavanaugh, and Karim Sabbagh
A number of high-profile women are chipping at the “cement ceiling” in the Gulf countries and making it possible for others to do the same.
 
The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough
by Rob Norton
To escape the commodity trap — and to compete effectively in a knowledge-based economy — business leaders of all kinds need to reinvent themselves as innovators in services.
 
New Views of Microeconomics
by David K. Hurst
A review of Identity Economics, by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton.
 
New Views of Capitalism
by David K. Hurst
A review of The New Capitalist Manifesto, by Umair Haque.
 
New Views of Management
by David K. Hurst
A review of Practically Radical, by William C. Taylor.
 
New Views of Sustainable Commerce
by David K. Hurst
A review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.
 
Is Creativity a Bad Trait for a Senior Leader?
by Matt Palmquist
Supporters of the status quo — not the creative types — are seen as more effective.