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 www.davidkhurst.com.

All articles 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

Books in Brief

February 24, 2009
Fixing the mortgage meltdown, mastering disruptive change, inculcating a sense of urgency, and exploring drama at the Economist.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

August 26, 2008
Why financial markets are brittle, companies stop growing, Ryanair took off, and plans succeed or fail.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

June 10, 2008
The mensch of corporate turnarounds, the earthy language of “Neutron Jack,” the work–life balance of Mormon executives, and the cognition of effective leaders.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

February 26, 2008
An icon of genius, a turnaround monomaniac, a flat-world skeptic, a psychoanalyst of leadership, and a management futurist.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

August 29, 2007
High-tech entrepreneurial experience, hidden assets, analytical sophistication, and China’s global ambitions.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

May 29, 2007
Ideas that take hold, how strategy can lead to failure, rebounding from career failure, and AIG under Hank Greenberg.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

May 30, 2006
A container-shipping retrospective, a strategic admiral, farsighted forecasting, and admirable strategies.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

February 28, 2006
“Rank and yank” defended, consumers empowered, innovators differentiated, and Michael Jackson inflamed.
by David K. Hurst

Books in Brief

August 26, 2005
Turnaround champions, China’s entrepreneurs, executive pay, and Wall Street’s edgy investment bankers.
by David K. Hurst

Straight from the Brain

January 12, 2002
Jack Welch’s autobiography has plenty of emotion. For introspection, however, consider the new books by Boyle, Coyle, and Tedlow.
by David K. Hurst

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