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David K. Hurst is a contributing editor of strategy+business. His writing has also appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and other leading business publications. He is the author of The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World (Columbia University Press, 2012). He blogs on strategy, leadership, and change at

All articles by David K. Hurst

Forces of nature

April 30, 2020
Understanding how ecosystems grow, thrive, and regenerate can help leaders steer their organization in the future.
by David K. Hurst

Nurturing Nature

May 18, 2016
In his new book, evolutionary biologist Joseph Henrich argues that culture and behavior can have an important impact on evolution.
by David K. Hurst

China’s Strategic Challenge

May 12, 2014
In Can China Lead? a trio of business school professors argue that unless the Chinese Communist Party loosens its grip, the China “miracle” cannot be sustained.
by David K. Hurst

The Lion versus the Fox

February 11, 2014
David Hurst reviews Professor Lawrence Freedman’s magisterial new history of strategy, which underscores the discipline’s central elements and limits.
by David K. Hurst

Skill or Luck?

May 28, 2013
A review of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin.
by David K. Hurst

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