Category: Strategy

Rethinking Capitalism

There are only a few people whose writing and ideas have the ability to shift the way entire sectors fundamentally operate. Michael Porter is one of those folks. His thoughts on strategy permeate organizations; you’ve likely experienced the effects of his work, even if you don’t know his name. He’s the guy behind the “value chain“, there’s probably […]

Lean Thinking

Educational leaders across the country are sharpening their pencils in preparation for another tough budget cycle. In light, I’m reminded of this great piece in the Washington Post penned by U.Va. Darden School of Business Dean Bob Bruner and the even better follow-up on his blog. Take the time to read both. In short, I pulled these three pearls on what lean thinking should […]

The People Factor

Ed Boswell, CEO of The Forum Corporation and researcher, thinks organizations may need to “slow down in order to speed up” strategy execution. Boswell isn’t the average CEO—he does have some formal business education, but his academic background also includes a Master’s and Ph.D. in psychology.  He’s the quintessential integrative thinker, which shines through in Strategic Speed: Mobilizing People, Accelerate […]