Issue 63, Summer 2011
In this issue
- Strategy & LeadershipBooz & Company’s annual study of turnover among chief executives — now increasingly diverse, as the world’s largest companies migrate to emerging economies — suggests that the nature of the job varies with the role of the corporate core.
- FinanceTo outperform their rivals, private equity firms will need to enhance their ability to spur organic growth in the companies they own. (And public companies will need to follow.)
- Strategy & LeadershipSooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.
- Global PerspectiveA number of high-profile women are chipping at the “cement ceiling” in the Gulf countries and making it possible for others to do the same.
- EnergyAs the energy markets evolve, oil and gas majors should consider diversifying into power generation.
- Thought LeadersHollywood producer, executive, and entrepreneur Peter Guber makes the case that telling purposeful stories is an essential skill for leaders.
- FinanceRetail banks can use Facebook, YouTube, and other new platforms to better reach their “Generation C” customers.
- Organizations & PeopleDespite years of cutbacks, many companies’ pay structures are still unbalanced. Here’s a dispassionate, logical way to realign them.
- Strategy & LeadershipMore than half of surveyed executives don’t buy their company’s strategy.
- Operations & ManufacturingThe next wave of online business models must focus narrowly, rather than blindly pursuing scale.
- Organizations & PeopleThe methods used by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to promote health in a West Virginia city can also be used to raise organizational performance.
- Strategy & LeadershipStart by choosing the metrics that matter most for your company, and then ensure the support of your employees and partners.
- FinanceThe rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.
- To escape the commodity trap — and to compete effectively in a knowledge-based economy — business leaders of all kinds need to reinvent themselves as innovators in services.
- A review of Identity Economics, by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton.
- A review of The New Capitalist Manifesto, by Umair Haque.
- A review of Practically Radical, by William C. Taylor.
- A review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.
- Supporters of the status quo — not the creative types — are seen as more effective.