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strategy+business (Issue 70 / Spring 2013)

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


The ABCs of Analytics
by David Meer
“Big data” can drive competitive advantage if companies follow a few timeless principles.
 
The Dueling Myths of Business
by Art Kleiner
Author and scenario planning expert Betty Sue Flowers dissects the attitudes and beliefs that unconsciously influence leaders.
 
What the West Can Learn from Jugaad
by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, and Simone Ahuja
The structured approach to innovation favored by mature companies can’t deliver the agility and differentiation they need today.
 
The Digital Government
by David Hovenden and Chris Bartlett
How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
 
Six Secrets to Doing Less
by Matthew E. May
Why the best innovation strategies are rooted in the art of subtraction.
 
Predicting “Flash Crashes”
by Matt Palmquist
A controversial financial market indicator may be able to prevent short-term crises in the modern computerized trading world.
 
s+b Trend Watch: Big Oil Loses Its Exploration Edge
The six integrated “supermajor” oil companies that once dominated oil and gas exploration are losing ground to independent companies.
 
Product Management Gets Stronger
by Barry Jaruzelski, Richard Holman, and Ian MacDonald
An innovative approach to managing product portfolios—the strong-form model—can help companies stay ahead of change.
 
Strategies for Global Connectedness
by Pankaj Ghemawat and Steven A. Altman
National efforts to expand international flows—of trade, capital, information, and people—can be a major leverage point for raising prosperity.
 
How to Keep the Promise of the Third Billion
by DeAnne Aguirre, Leila Hoteit, and Karim Sabbagh
A new index of countries links their future prosperity to raising the status of women.
 
Think Functionally, Act Strategically
by Deniz Caglar, Namit Kapoor, and Thomas Ripsam
When a company competes on capabilities, its specialist leaders—in HR, IT, finance, and elsewhere—play a new, influential role.
 
Well-Tailored IT
by Peter Burns, David Hovenden, and Mark Johnson
Develop a sophisticated, more strategically oriented information technology approach.
 
Designing the Right Supply Chain
by Richard Kauffeld, Curt Mueller, and Adam Michaels
Companies that align their operations to their strategy unleash superior performance.
 
Beyond Functions
by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi
Conventional organizational structures may be obsolete. How about a model based on capabilities instead?
 
Hyundai’s Capabilities Play
by William J. Holstein
The Korean automaker’s explosive growth in the last few years—achieved through better quality, stylish design, and clever marketing—has made it a dynamic player in the U.S. auto industry.
 
The Thought Leader Interview: Cynthia Montgomery
by Ken Favaro and Art Kleiner
A Harvard Business School professor observes that leaders become better strategists by engaging in conversations about the purpose of a company.
 
Betting against the Fragilistas
by David K. Hurst
A review of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
 
Fill ’er Up
by Milton Moskowitz
A review of Private Empire, by Steve Coll.
 
Sourcing Growth
by Ken Favaro
A review of Build, Borrow, or Buy, by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell.
 
Need Skills? Start Training
by Andrea Gabor
A review of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It, by Peter Cappelli.
 
When Companies Become Social Activists
by Matt Palmquist
Joining boycotts brings tactical and long-term benefits.