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Ken Favaro

Ken Favaro is a senior partner with Strategy& based in New York. He leads the firm’s work in enterprise strategy and finance.


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.