The eight components of your organizational genome hold the secret to unleashing superior performance.
Issue 72, Autumn 2013
In this issue
An Uncommonly Cohesive Conglomerate, How Ready Are You for Growth, , The Thought Leader Interview: Loran Nordgren, and More
- By demonstrating the value of investing in the environment, conservationists can forge unexpected partnerships and reap large-scale benefits.
- Upstarts are gaining market share across consumer packaged goods categories. Here’s how incumbents can respond.
- For innovation to flourish, variation must go hand in hand with selection.
- In today’s markets, we are all salespeople.
- What happened to recorded music is about to happen to you. But only a few banks are making the right moves from branches to online services.
- As companies evolve away from traditional hierarchies, a major cultural shift is required.
- When you are selling part of your company, don’t just offer buyers a potential asset; give them the capabilities to gain value from it.
Books in Brief
- A review of Strategic Transformation: Changing while Winning, by Manuel Hensmans, Gerry Johnson, and George Yip.
- In The Alchemists, economic journalist Neil Irwin argues that the financial crisis of 2007–08 made the central bankers of the U.S., U.K., and Europe the most powerful people on earth.
- A review of The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future, by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio
- A review of Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age, by Marty Neumeier.
- Differing views about technology usage can hurt a company’s performance.