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Issue 70, Spring 2013

Cover story

  • Think Functionally, Act Strategically

    by Deniz Caglar, Namit Kapoor, and
    Thomas Ripsam
    WITH VIDEO: When a company competes on capabilities, its specialist leaders—in HR, IT, finance, and elsewhere—play a new, influential role.

In this issue

Designing the Right Supply Chain; Hyundai’s Capabilities Play; Beyond Functions, and More

Leading Ideas

  • The ABCs of Analytics

    by David Meer
    “Big data” can drive competitive advantage if companies follow a few timeless principles.
  • The Dueling Myths of Business

    by Art Kleiner
    Author and scenario planning expert Betty Sue Flowers dissects the attitudes and beliefs that unconsciously influence leaders.
  • What the West Can Learn from Jugaad

    by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, and Simone Ahuja
    The structured approach to innovation favored by mature companies can’t deliver the agility and differentiation they need today.
  • The Digital Government

    by David Hovenden and Chris Bartlett
    How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
  • Predicting “Flash Crashes”

    by Matt Palmquist
    A controversial financial market indicator may be able to prevent short-term crises in the modern computerized trading world.


  • Product Management Gets Stronger

    by Barry Jaruzelski, Richard Holman, and Ian MacDonald
    An innovative approach to managing product portfolios—the strong-form model—can help companies stay ahead of change.
  • Strategies for Global Connectedness

    by Pankaj Ghemawat and Steven A. Altman
    National efforts to expand international flows—of trade, capital, information, and people—can be a major leverage point for raising prosperity.

Books in Brief

  • Fill ’er Up

    by Milton Moskowitz
    A review of Private Empire, by Steve Coll.
  • Sourcing Growth

    by Ken Favaro
    A review of Build, Borrow, or Buy, by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell.
  • Need Skills? Start Training

    by Andrea Gabor
    A review of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It, by Peter Cappelli.

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