Topic: Strategy

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Is There More to Corporations than Maximizing Profits?

The sole purpose of a corporation is to maximize return on investment to shareholders.” That is the raison d’etre for most organizations — and …

Vision Deployment Matrix: A Framework for Large-Scale Change

Vision can be a powerful force for action when it is clearly articulated and there is a genuine desire to bring it into reality.

Apple’s Dilemma

One of the most delicate balancing acts a company must perform is to introduce a new product without cannibalizing or adversely affecting its existing …

The Evolution of a Shared Vision

Margaret Wheatley describes vision not just as a destination but as a field that permeates the organization, affecting all employees who bump against it.

Too Many Boats on the Horizon

Today, fully one-third of the 200 fisheries worldwide monitored by the U.N.’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) are depleted or being overfished…. This view …

Car Leasing: Are Automakers Gambling Away Their Future?

Ford and some other companies that have pushed (car) leasing hard ‘are making money hand over fist right now,’ says Randall McCathren, whose company, …

Using “Escalation” to Change the Competitive Game

You open your latest credit card bill and what do you find? Most likely another promotional offer for frequent flyers: earn bonus miles by …

Using “Fixes That Fail” to Get Off the Problem-Solving Treadmill

It’s Monday morning. You’ve just settled in at your desk to catch up on some reading, when the phone rings. The program manager of the …

Why Simulate? Using Models for Strategic Planning

Your customers are demanding more services for the same price. How can you meet their expectations with your existing staff? As your company begins …

Software Price Wars

Because learning new software takes so much time, software makers enjoy a great deal of brand loyalty once they win a new customer. That’s why …