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strategy+business (Issue 67 / Summer 2012)

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
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.