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McKinsey & Co on lean management’s four disciplines

By on February 23, 2014

McKinsey & Co predicts an increased focus on internal efficiency in large organizations … promoting ‘Lean Management’ as a specific response. The general observation is interesting as it may well pave the way for other types of responses. Is this

True strategy – finding ways to acquire and keep customers

By on February 9, 2014

Excerpts from ‘The big lie of strategic planning’, Roger L. Martin, HBR Jan-Feb 2014, p 78. Traditional strategic planning comfortably treats future revenues like costs that can be managed and controlled – using tons of hours producing very detailed plans

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You can’t control your luck, but you can change it! #GCB

By on February 6, 2014

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Game changing organizations are …

By on February 4, 2014

… purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led — and they have talent strategies that guide even their business strategies. (HBR, Jan-Feb 2014, p. 65) Interesting the words ‘game changing’ has been everywhere recently …


By on February 3, 2014

IDEO CEO Tim Brown (HBR Jan-Feb 2014, p. 56): “… the more complex the problem, the more help you need”. By making collaborative generosity [help] the norm, the design firm [IDEO] has unleashed it’s creativity. Read more about IDEO’s Culture