Below is a full article list from this issue of strategy+business.
|Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak
by Ian Buchanan and Edward Clayton
Eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
|Katherine Milkman on Why Fresh Starts Matter
by Laura W. Geller
The Wharton professor says moments when you wipe the slate clean can help you meet your goals. And watch the video “How the Fresh-Start Effect Creates a Clean Slate.”
|Does Your Company Keep Its Promises?
by Elizabeth Doty
Despite best intentions, many businesses struggle with “commitment drift.”
|Warfare, Software, and Industrial Design
by Al Kent
The benefits of an organic, more iterative approach to product development. See also “Lessons in Product Design from Modern Warfare — In Pictures.”
|s+b Trend Watch: Supermarkets’ Misguided Strategy
Why are grocery stores building up while sales go down?
|For Honda, Waigaya Is the Way
by Jeffrey Rothfeder
At the Japanese auto giant, unplanned, agenda-free meetings are ubiquitous and indispensable.
|How Old Industries Become Young Again
by John Sviokla
Five indicators reveal when your sector is about to be transformed by dematurity.
|The New Supercompetitors
by Thomas N. Hubbard, Paul Leinwand, and Cesare Mainardi
Companies that realize the power of their capabilities can shape how industries evolve. And watch the related video.
|Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness
by Jesse Newton and Josh Davis
How the practices of “pride builders” can help you develop a high-performance culture.
|The Entrepreneurship Coach
by Sally Helgesen
Working with startups showed Ernesto Sirolli how anyone can have more impact: Shut up and listen.
|Kill Your Performance Ratings
by David Rock, Josh Davis, and Beth Jones
Neuroscience shows why numbers-based HR management is obsolete. And watch the video “How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings.”
|Lenovo Goes Global
by William J. Holstein
China’s most recognizable brand has plans to overtake Apple and Samsung.
|Robert Sutton’s Guide to Excellence
by Paul Michelman
The Stanford professor’s latest research explores the practices that enable companies to scale what they do best. And watch the video “How to Scale Up Excellence in an Organization.”
|Genius Is a Team Effort
by Michael Schrage
Michael Schrage reviews two notable books by veteran Silicon Valley journalists that seek to explain collaborative charisma.
|The Downside of Competition
by Karen Dillon
In A Bigger Prize, former CEO Margaret Heffernan argues that the corporate world has an unhealthy obsession with winning.