Topic: Strategy

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The Emergence of Learning Communities

Meeting the challenges that face our society today will require us to go beyond traditional organizational, gender, and ethnic boundaries. Learning in community offers …

The Problem with Promotions

“The compact disc…has one big advantage over the old LP: it lasts almost forever. Great for consumers, a worry for record companies. Indeed, [this] …

What Companies Can Learn from Urban Dynamics

You won’t find Detroit, Philadelphia, or Los Angeles listed in Fortune’s 1993 ‘Top Ten Cities For Business.” In the last four decades, Detroit has …

Connecting Learning with Earning

If you look at the data from your last physical, you will most likely see standard diagnostic tests such as EKG, Blood Pressure, and …

Using “Growth and Underinvestment” for Capital Planning

The book The Day the Universe Changed tells of a man who once commented to the philosopher Wittgenstein that medieval Europeans must have been …

A Company That Refuses to Gauge Its Success Through Growth

There’s an astonishing page in the latest Patagonia sports clothing catalog, written by Yvon Chouinard, president of Patagonia. It tells why he’s decided that …

Putting Best Practices into Practice

Seeking out and spreading best practices throughout an organization — particularly a large organization — provides significant strategic advantages. The idea of identifying and …

From Causal Loops to Graphical Functions: Articulating Chaos

This month we continue our look at Graphical Function Diagrams (GFD). GFD’s help us visually see how two variables are interrelated by plotting the relationship …

Rethinking Workforce Planning Criteria

In 1989, Digital Equipment Corporation in the United States faced business conditions unique in its 30-year history. Historically, Digital had been a high-growth company in …

The Economy: Where is it Headed?

Excess manufacturing capacity in most industries is suppressing new capital construction. Home equity second and third mortgages are vulnerable to deflation in home values and …