More Strategy

  • December 20, 2010

    Successful Strategic Planning

    by Richard Verity and Simon Mills
    In times of great uncertainty, strategic planning must shift from a bureaucratic, linear process to a more targeted approach that is both analytic and creative.
  • November 23, 2010

    The Right to Win

    by Cesare Mainardi
    Business strategy is at an evolutionary crossroads. It’s time to resolve the long-standing tension between the inherent identity of your organization and the fleeting nature of your competitive advantage.
  • November 23, 2010

    Road Map to Relevance

    by Eduardo Alvarez and Srini Raghavan
    How a capabilities-driven information technology strategy can help differentiate your company.
  • November 23, 2010

    The Good, the Bad, and the Trustworthy

    by Paul A. Argenti, James Lytton-Hitchins, and Richard Verity
    Even successful public relations is no longer enough to protect a company’s reputation.
  • November 15, 2010

    15 Years, 50 Classics

    by Art Kleiner
    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.
  • November 8, 2010

    The Coherence Profiler

    by Art Kleiner
    An interactive diagnostic test can show you how focused your company’s activities are — with sometimes surprising results.
  • August 24, 2010

    The Psychology of Consumer Choice

    by Matt Palmquist
    Advertisements can subconsciously condition consumers to associate products with a certain feeling, which can affect the decision to buy.
  • August 24, 2010

    Doing Well by Doing Bad

    by Matt Palmquist
    Successful firms are more likely to break the law when their managers are under tremendous pressure to exceed quarterly goals.
  • August 24, 2010

    When It Pays to Stay in School

    by Matt Palmquist
    Students who enter the job market while the economy is strong find success earlier and earn higher wages throughout their careers than those who join the workforce during a down economy.
  • August 24, 2010

    Getting Tensions Right

    by Ken Favaro and Saj-nicole Joni
    How CEOs can turn conflict, dissent, and disagreement into a powerful tool for driving performance.
  • August 6, 2010

    Reaching Too Far

    Predatory lending played a large part in the financial crisis, but also to blame were affluent homeowners who knowingly bought houses they couldn’t afford.
  • July 9, 2010

    Investing through the Downturn

    The recession has changed the way angel investors allocate their money, but not their willingness to remain active in funding new ventures.
  • June 14, 2010

    Boards of Prevention

    by Michael Schrage
    Corporate directors can – and should – play a much more active role in overseeing risk and avoiding major crises.
  • June 7, 2010

    Solving Moral Hazard in Banking

    by Shumeet Banerji
    Proposals to tax and regulate bank compensation are fast gaining momentum, but they fail to address the core issue.
  • May 25, 2010

    Follow the Money

    by Matt Palmquist
    Understanding how money makes its way from institutional investors to venture capitalists to entrepreneurs.
  • May 25, 2010

    Does Location Really Matter?

    by Matt Palmquist
    For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance long-term financial prospects. This research suggests otherwise.
  • May 25, 2010

    Managing Criticism

    by Matt Palmquist
    Strategies for effectively responding to negative evaluations by influential outsiders.
  • May 14, 2010

    How M&A Affects Employee Wages

    Mergers and acquisitions have traditionally been considered a means to reducing labor costs, but this research finds the opposite may be true.
  • April 19, 2010

    Putting Strategy into Practice

    by Thomas A. Stewart
    Celebrating a “must-read” concept, based on data from thousands of companies: Information flow and decision rights are integral parts of the strategic process.
  • April 5, 2010

    Clarity from Switzerland

    by Milton Moskowitz
    How well does your company’s annual report communicate and reinforce leadership intent and corporate values?
  • March 8, 2010

    Six Industries in Search of Survival

    by Karen Henrie
    Despite improvements in the global economy, chemicals, retail banking, consumer packaged goods, engineered products and services, oil and gas, and technology still need to transform.
  • February 23, 2010

    A Better Way to Fix Bankers’ Pay

    by Shumeet Banerji
    Instead of bashing bonuses, let’s put in place the incentives we need: linking compensation to risk and capital.
  • February 23, 2010

    What Is Your Risk Appetite?

    by Alan Gemes and Peter Golder
    To avoid swinging between over-exuberance and excessive caution, set a disciplined target for your desired investment outcomes.