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Ken Favaro

Ken Favaro is a contributing editor of strategy+business and the lead principal of act2, which provides independent counsel to executive leaders, teams, and boards.

September 6, 2016
The thriving streaming business faces some fundamental questions about its future.
March 14, 2016
What to do when you outgrow your target market — or vice versa.
February 8, 2016
Don’t underestimate the power of choosing a unique definition of the customers your company will serve.
December 21, 2015
How companies with multiple businesses operating in far-flung markets can avoid common strategy-implementation pitfalls.
November 9, 2015
Large enterprises that operate both as a single entity and a business portfolio get the best of both worlds.
June 15, 2015
Winning strategies start with a big idea.
May 6, 2015
More companies are seeking greater control of their value chain — but they should do so with caution.
April 7, 2015
Winning companies are made by leaders committed to solving important problems with innovative ideas — against all odds.
February 26, 2015
It’s time to break your company’s cycle of expand-contract-repeat.
January 20, 2015
The linking of billions of devices through the Web has scaled the heights of strategy fashion.
December 15, 2014
You won’t find them through typical strategic planning, executive retreats, or brainstorming sessions.
October 28, 2014
When your strategy is shackled to the annual planning process, you lose a uniquely powerful management tool.
August 14, 2014
Answering two critical questions will fortify your company’s strategy—and your ability to implement it.
June 24, 2014
How to navigate the twin demands of current performance and future investment.
May 22, 2014
Although culture is much more than an “enabler” of strategy, it’s no substitute for it.
April 28, 2014
Customers and capabilities—not the competition—should take center stage when developing strategies.
March 11, 2014
Many adjacency moves fail because they’re driven by the wrong motives. But a lot can be learned from those that succeed.
January 30, 2014
Why a popular approach to growth may put your company’s health at risk.
January 8, 2014
From the headlines to the C-suite, big data embodied the height of strategy-as-fashion in 2013.
December 2, 2013
What is 2013’s most in-vogue strategy? Make your nominations.
October 29, 2013
Avoid the usual temptations and your big bet on Verizon Wireless might be a big win.
September 24, 2013
A respected head office and strong corporate affinity will drive the company’s fortunes.
August 27, 2013
As he prepares to step down, will Ballmer’s organizational shake-up make any difference?
July 29, 2013
Why some corporate relationships end in divorce while others live on in blissful union.
July 18, 2013
Successful strategists understand that their role is to manage a process fraught with contradictions.
June 20, 2013
As A.G. Lafley returns to the helm, the consumer products giant can’t just rely on its product development expertise to get its mojo back.
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