- To Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, coauthor of How Will You Measure Your Life?, a primary task of leadership is asking questions that anticipate great challenges.
- Physical diversification is important, but so is spreading data about designs and operations.March 8, 2013
- Companies that align their operations to their strategy unleash superior performance.
- An innovative approach to managing product portfolios—the strong-form model—can help companies stay ahead of change.
- National efforts to expand international flows—of trade, capital, information, and people—can be a major leverage point for raising prosperity.
- Rising labor costs will challenge China’s manufacturing base, but five factors point to opportunities for growth.February 25, 2013 by John Jullens
- Booz & Company and strategy+business have introduced an online survey to explore the relationship between management theory, corporate identity, and high performance.
- Manufacturers and retailers must factor in national sensitivities to price volatility.January 18, 2013
- A new study finds that underestimating strategic risk is the number one cause of shareholder value destruction. But it doesn’t have to be.
- How to maintain creative complexity without the limitations of co-location.
- The former head of Alcoa Russia teaches executives that in international business practice, ethics and competitive advantage go hand in hand.November 27, 2012 by Ann Graham
- CEOs with seats on other company boards have connections that can help them transform their own company.October 5, 2012
- How companies can battle five types of counterfeiters.July 13, 2012
- Automobiles are selling again, and executives are confident. The U.S. auto industry is positioned for a global economic recovery — if car manufacturers can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
- A new category of competitor — low-price, medium-quality Chinese B2B upstarts — is shaking up the global competitive landscape.
- A leading solar energy policy advocate explains how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.May 29, 2012 by Laura W. Geller
- A review of Borrow: The American Way of Debt, by Louis Hyman.May 29, 2012 by Robert Hertzberg
- Three key factors can delay — or accelerate — an announcement.April 13, 2012
- Scrambling to shift scant resources in order to meet deadlines can have a chaotic ripple effect.March 30, 2012
- Global drug companies are facing disruption. One powerful strategic response is to rethink their manufacturing and operations footprints.
- A new study of inorganic growth shows that deals made to enhance or leverage the things that companies do well consistently outperform others.
- A niche in a new market can be a base for growth — or a way to keep rivals off guard.February 10, 2012
- Revenues rise at protected companies, but from price hikes — and production decreases.January 6, 2012
- With merger and acquisition activity heating up, here’s a due diligence checklist for regaining clarity.
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