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Art Kleiner was formerly editor-in-chief of strategy+business.

All articles by Art Kleiner

Chinese cars go global

April 3, 2019
An Conghui, president of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and CEO of Geely Auto Group, explains the future of flying cars and the value of an international brand.
by Jenny Chong and Art Kleiner

Start Small and Think Globally

September 26, 2018
Brazilian media and private equity leader Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer has a message for high-tech, middle-market companies in emerging economies: This could be their moment.
by Art Kleiner

The Problem of Virtuous Leadership

December 6, 2017
According to Adam Smith scholar Ryan Patrick Hanley, executives can navigate today’s turbulence only by learning to see themselves as others might see them.
by Art Kleiner

The Forgiveness Mandate

November 4, 2016
The 2016 presidential election has shown that no secret is safe; we’d better learn to distinguish acceptable transgressions from non-acceptable ones.
by Art Kleiner

How Superbosses Can Transform Your Talent Strategy

June 7, 2016
For Dartmouth professor Syd Finkelstein, “glorious bastards” such as Larry Ellison, “iconoclasts” such as Alice Waters, and “nurturers” such as Jon Stewart are models for the next generation of leadership development.
by Art Kleiner

The Thought Leader Interview: Meg Wheatley

November 22, 2011
An expert on innovative leadership warns that too many companies are reverting to fear-driven management. Instead, executives should hold to their values and build healthy corporate communities.
by Art Kleiner

How to balance power and love

March 7, 2011
Scenario planning and social change expert Adam Kahane suggests that to master large and difficult challenges, leaders need to learn to act and empathize simultaneously.
by Art Kleiner

15 Years, 50 Classics

November 15, 2010
To celebrate a decade and a half of publication, we asked the s+b editors to look back and choose the articles that have had the greatest impact.
by Art Kleiner

The Coherence Profiler

November 8, 2010
An interactive diagnostic test can show you how focused your company’s activities are — with sometimes surprising results.
by Art Kleiner

The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader

August 9, 2010
In interviews conducted before his untimely death, C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas evolve.
by Art Kleiner

A Return, Not to Normal, but to Reality

July 26, 2010
Mark Anderson, the high-tech industry’s most accurate prognosticator, foresees an economic landscape still under the stress of too much liquidity — and decision makers still in denial.
by Art Kleiner

Surviving State Capitalism

May 25, 2010
Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
by Art Kleiner

The Organization Is Alive

April 5, 2010
To change an organization from within, it helps to understand four basic circulatory systems, analogous to the channels of communication in a living body.
by Art Kleiner

Getting China Right

March 22, 2010
Booz & Company’s Edward Tse believes that, despite the challenges in today’s headlines, companies should take a long-term view when shaping their China strategy.
by Art Kleiner

Management by Reflection

March 15, 2010
Managing author Henry Mintzberg believes that to improve business schools, we must first understand the essence of what managers do.
by Art Kleiner

The Age of Heretics: Lessons from Three Generations of Management Thinkers

February 24, 2009
The most valuable management principles and practices often started as countercultural — and many continue to be. In this Webinar, Art Kleiner will discuss the nature of corporations and the role of the heretics — the people who raise difficult questions on behalf of the organizations they work for. These days, with conventional wisdom failing, heretics are needed more than ever.
by Art Kleiner

The Age of Heretics: Lessons from Three Generations of Management Thinkers

February 24, 2009
by Art Kleiner

Signals for the Coming Year

January 22, 2008
Change may be certain, but for a business decision maker, some changes have more impact than others. Here are eight trends that will make the greatest difference in 2008.
by Art Kleiner

Covering the Cost of War

July 17, 2007
Robert Hormats, an international finance expert and the author of The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars, describes the problems with current U.S. fiscal policy, and how to adjust the country's spending for present and future global battles.
by Art Kleiner

Our 10 Most Enduring Ideas

November 29, 2005
To celebrate s+b’s 10th anniversary, we looked back at the conceptual breakthroughs that appeared in this magazine — and invited our readers to vote on which were most likely to last.
by Art Kleiner

Materials Witnesses

August 26, 2005
When companies come together to save the world, what’s more compelling — environmental results or competitive advantage?
by Art Kleiner

Leaning Toward Utopia

May 25, 2005
The Toyota Production System has revolutionized industry. James Womack and Daniel Jones believe it can transform the world.
by Art Kleiner

The man who saw the future

February 12, 2003
As the pace of change in business accelerates, the legacy of Pierre Wack, the father of scenario planning, is more relevant than ever.
by Art Kleiner

Apocalypse 2010?

October 10, 2002
Populist gadfly Jeff Gates wants today’s CEOs to build a new middle class with stock ownership plans. Or else.
by Art Kleiner

Diary of a Change Agent

July 15, 2002
You don’t have to be a CEO to create an environment that supports action. You just need a flair for imaginative networking.
by Art Kleiner

Core Group Therapy

April 9, 2002
In every company, an insider set of managers influences decision making. In some cases, that’s healthy, in others (witness Enron), it’s a nightmare.
by Art Kleiner

The Dilemma Doctors

April 1, 2001
Anglo-Dutch gurus Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner have become the go-to guys on multinational mergers. Their recipe: making opposites attract.
by Art Kleiner

Strike Up the Brand

April 1, 2001
Tom Peters galvanized a free-agent nation with his manifesto, “The Brand Called You.” But there is something missing from his vision: us.
by Art Kleiner

Elliott Jaques Levels With You

January 1, 2001
The controversial Canadian theorist claims he can create the perfect organization. Has he found the key to management — or merely a justification for bureaucracy?
by Art Kleiner

The Tyranny of "Community"

October 1, 2000
By imposing togetherness and teamwork across divisional boundaries, companies risk losing the people whose tacit knowledge actually drives growth.
by Art Kleiner

Revisiting Reengineering

July 1, 2000
Heralded as the corporation's savior, BPR was later condemned as a heartless, failed management fad. But perhaps evangelists like Michael Hammer needed to go even farther.
by Art Kleiner

GE’s Next Workout

The industrial giant’s legendary learning center, Crotonville, has a new assignment: Teach every manager to be a strategist.
by Art Kleiner

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