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strategy+business (Issue 71 / Summer 2013)

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


Turning the Tables on Success
by Adam Grant
In today’s workplace, what goes around comes around faster, sinking takers and propelling givers to the top.
 
The Next Autonomous Car Is a Truck
by Peter Conway
The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.
 
Innovating for Energy’s Future
by Edward H. Baker and Tom Flaherty
The key to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, says Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning, is a bold and balanced approach to R&D.
 
The Wise Leader
by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou
Practical wisdom in business comes from combining the broad view with the narrow, and opportunity with constraint.
 
s+b Trend Watch: Big Pharma’s Potential in Emerging Markets
Emerging economies are becoming the industry's best hope for growth.
 
India’s Leadership Challenge
by Gaurav Moda, Anshu Nahar, and Jai Sinha
At many Indian companies, the development of top management has lagged behind the pursuit of technical excellence.
 
Culture and the Chief Executive
by Jon Katzenbach and DeAnne Aguirre
CEOs are stepping up to a new role, as leaders of their company’s thinking and behavior.
 
Building a Flywheel Business
by Tim Laseter and Jeff Bennett
By linking customers and capabilities, companies can generate the momentum for sustainable growth.
 
Captains in Disruption
by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
Even when facing a crisis, some CEOs know how to anticipate the worst, plan a response, and navigate to advantage. You can do the same.
 
“It’s Time for a Change”
by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
CEO turnover is trending high, but in a more planned and stable manner.
 
Portrait of the Incoming Class
by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
The newest CEOs have neither the diversity nor the global backgrounds that you might expect.
 
Research Perspectives on the New CEO
by Matt Palmquist
Academic studies of the recruitment of chief executives suggest that those from outside the industry do relatively well, companies pay more for generalists than for specialists, and “shadow emperors” hamper performance.
 
Leading with Intellectual Integrity
by A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin
One skill distinguishes the effective CEO: the ability to make disciplined and integrated choices.
 
Don’t Reengineer. Reimagine.
by Jeff Schumacher, Simon MacGibbon, and Sean Collins
To realize the digital potential of your business, bring the dynamics of a startup to scale.
 
Putting an I in Healthcare
by Gil Irwin, Jack Topdjian, and Ashish Kaura
The days of the disengaged health consumer are numbered. Consumerization will transform healthcare systems, involving individuals as never before in the management of their own care.
 
Flight of the Drone Maker
by Lawrence M. Fisher
How a small firm named AeroVironment is changing the course of airplanes, automobiles, and warfare. See also The Drone Maker’s Story—In Pictures
 
The Thought Leader Interview: David Kantor
by Art Kleiner
An eminent systems therapist says that learning to recognize the hidden patterns in conversation is the first step toward more effective executive leadership.
 
Toward a Better-Informed Cynicism
by Marvin Weisbord
A review of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office, by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan.
 
The Practitioner’s Tale
by David Warsh
A review of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation, and the State, by William H. Janeway.
 
Many-to-Many Manufacturing
by Tom Igoe
A review of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, by Chris Anderson.
 
Skill or Luck?
by David K. Hurst
A review of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin.
 
The Power of “Independent” Senior Executives
by Matt Palmquist
Top leaders appointed by previous CEOs can help rein in the incumbent.