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strategy+business (Issue 68 / Autumn 2012)

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


Managing in a Multipolar World
by Paolo Pigorini, Ashok Divakaran, and Ariel Fleichman
Why global companies need to rethink their operating models.
 
Planning for Facebook’s Future
by Peter Thies and Jane Stevenson
As CEO of a public company, Mark Zuckerberg needs to engage his board in developing the next generation of leaders.
 
Why Walmart Is Like a Forest
by David K. Hurst
Thinking about your company as an ecosystem yields lessons for innovation, growth, and renewal.
 
Scaling Up Social Media
by Christopher Vollmer and Karen Premo
A survey of senior marketers reveals three capabilities for building better online consumer relationships.
 
Lessons from the E-Commerce Wars
by Laura W. Geller
Entrepreneur Jim McCarthy on why online innovations succeed — or fail.
 
s+b Trend Watch: Sourcing and Risk
 
The Business Case for the European Union
by Robert Gogel, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Ludo Van der Heyden
To corporate leaders, this year’s economic crisis is a sign that a more unified Europe is a solution, not a problem.
 
Staying on the Road to Growth
by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
Even amid ongoing tensions, Middle East leaders must maintain their commitment to economic reform.
 
Digitization and Prosperity
by Bahjat El-Darwiche, Milind Singh, and Sandeep Ganediwalla
The economic growth of nations is linked to one factor: adoption of information and communications technology.
 
The Global ICT 50: The Supply Side of Digitization
by Olaf Acker, Florian Gröne, and Germar Schröder
The top 50 companies providing IT and telecom hardware, software, and services are facing dramatic change and convergence. Their response will transform life for the rest of us.
 
School Reform for Realists
by Andrea Gabor
Partnerships between business and education have a place in solving the talent gap, but not in the way most executives expect.
 
Blank Checks: Unleashing the Potential of People and Businesses
by Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney
How an unusual management technique inspires business teams to envision — and achieve — breakthrough results.
 
The Social Life of Brands
by Matthew Egol, Mary Beth McEuen, and Emily Falk
A marketing strategy informed by neuroscience can help companies enhance customer engagement — and make better use of tools like social media.
 
The Case for the Brand Ideal
by Jim Stengel
Behind many a successful product, there’s a sharply focused intention to improve lives.
 
The Thought Leader Interview: Douglas Conant
by Art Kleiner
The coauthor of TouchPoints and former CEO of Campbell Soup Company explains how executives build their company’s capabilities by connecting with people more effectively.
 
Another Universe?
by Mark Stahlman
A review of Turing’s Cathedral, by George Dyson.
 
Riding with Hannibal
by David K. Hurst
A review of Hannibal and Me, by Andreas Kluth.
 
Gatorade for Innovators
by Scott D. Anthony
A review of Reverse Innovation, by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble.
 
A Global Mash-Up
by Ann Graham
A review of Standing on the Sun, by Christopher Meyer with Julia Kirby.
 
Venture Capital Firms Trim Their Wings
by Matt Palmquist
In cutting down on risky investments, the VC industry is both curbing its upside potential and shortchanging startups.