Jennifer Kemeny

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Thinking Systemically About Strategy

During the mid-1980s, a large high-technology company launched a project to begin thinking more systemically about strategy. “COPEX” (a fictional name) designed, manufactured, sold, …

“Accidental Adversaries”: When Friends Become Foes

Big Machines, an equipment manufacturer, decides to form a strategic alliance with Special Parts, Inc., a custom-designed components supplier. The partnership goes well until …

“Balancing Two Boats”: Managing the Cross-Currents

Did you ever go boating as a child? The image probably calls up a memory of a sun-filled day spent floating along a beautiful …