Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.
|The Steve Jobs Way
by Jon Katzenbach
Leaders can learn a lot from the late Apple CEO, but not all of it should be emulated.
|A New Role for Natural Resources Companies
by Mary Stacey, Marilyn Taylor, and David Legge
By promoting business partnerships, producers of primary materials can find a new source of competitive advantage.
|How to Be a More Coherent Marketer
by Thomas Ripsam, Yogesh Pandit, and Caren Fleit
A recent survey highlights the challenges facing today’s marketing organizations, and reveals a path to differentiation.
|s+b Trend Watch: Cloud Computing
|Solar Comes of Age
by Laura W. Geller
A leading solar energy policy advocate explains how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.
|Strategy: An Executive’s Definition
by Ken Favaro, with Kasturi Rangan and Evan Hirsh
What is a business strategy? It is the result of choices made to maximize long-term value.
|Connections with Integrity
by Reid Hoffman
The venture capitalist who cofounded LinkedIn reveals the surefire system that he has used since high school for evaluating potential business relationships.
|Is Your Company Fit for Growth?
by Deniz Caglar, Jaya Pandrangi, and John Plansky
A more strategic approach to costs can help you prepare for the next round of expansion.
|Three Games of Strategic Thinking
by Tim Laseter and Saras Sarasvathy
Decision makers struggling with uncertainty can choose from a trio of probabilistic models to match the type of risks they face.
|The Right Role for Top Teams
by Rob Cross and Jon Katzenbach
Analysis of informal networks offers a potent leadership model for the C-suite: Make top teams the hub of the enterprise, and watch performance improve.
|CEO Succession 2011: The New CEO’s First Year
by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
Big companies are once again appointing new chief executives in greater numbers, Booz & Company’s annual study finds. Here’s a close look at the incoming class, and some advice from veterans on how they can best navigate their crucial first year.
|China’s Mid-Market Innovators
by Edward Tse, John Jullens, and Bill Russo
A new category of competitor — low-price, medium-quality Chinese B2B upstarts — is shaking up the global competitive landscape.
|Rethinking the Product Launch
by Max Cuellar, Leslie Moeller, and Heberto Molina
Your customer value proposition is the key to organic growth — for a fast-food chain like Wendy’s, or for any other consumer business.
|The Thought Leader Interview: Dov Seidman
by Art Kleiner
The influential business author and CEO explains why the practice of enlightened self-governance gives companies an edge.
|An R&D Valhalla
by Steven Levy
A review of The Idea Factory, by Jon Gertner.
|To Err Is Human
by Clive Crook
A review of Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.
|The Care and Feeding of Shareholders
by David K. Hurst
A review of Winning Investors Over, by Baruch Lev.
|A Credit Report
by Robert Hertzberg
A review of Borrow: The American Way of Debt, by Louis Hyman.
|How Friendship Pays Off at the Lending Desk
by Matt Palmquist
Personal connections between borrowers and bankers produce better results for both sides.