Kim is an experienced strategy professional, teacher and writer. His work now focuses entirely on the practical, rigorous method known as Strategy Dynamics which he developed to help businesses and other organisations of any kind or size radically improve their planning and implementation of strategy.
After 15 years in senior strategy roles in business, Kim joined the Strategy faculty at London Business School, teaching on MBA and Executive programs. Realising serious limitations with the strategy methods available – see The Trouble with strategy … (Kindle, 2012) he developed the powerful strategy dynamics frameworks. He is author of the prize- winning Competitive Strategy Dynamics (Wiley, 2002), a major strategy textbook Strategic Management Dynamics (Wiley, 2008), and e-book summary of the method – Strategy Dynamics Essentials (Kindle, 2011). Widely used in business schools, this latest book is also invaluable to consultants and executives engaged in strategy.
With colleagues, he has developed many simulation-based business games that provide a clear understanding of his rigorous, fact-based approach to developing and managing Strategy and performance. To these learning materials has now been added the powerful, easy to use Sysdea online modelling software. He offers a fully-featured online course in Strategy Dynamics, also available as part of a Masters degree programme – see strategydynamics.com/sdcourse.
Collaborations with leading consulting firms have extended the scope of Strategy Dynamics’ impact to corporate strategy, equity analysis, technological disruption and due-diligence for M&A and private equity deals. Consulting relationships also enhance and develop the approach, recent examples including the UK Government’s Dept for International Development, Microsoft Inc, Visa International, BT plc, Barclays Bank, Schneider Electric and PWC, and other public sector and voluntary organisations.
Most recently, his work has proved directly applicable to issues in international development, such as Aid for Trade, and supporting Private Sector Development in emerging countries, through the UK Dept for International Development.
Kim has an engineering background, an MBA and PhD from the London Business School. His early career was spent in the oil and petrochemicals industry. He was later retail strategy director for Whitbread PLC during the group’s transformation to become the dominant operator in many leisure sectors.