Larry Page and Sergey Brin took a look at management theory and were not impressed: Too much hearsay, too little data. There’s got to be a better way to manage companies. So google made their own rules. Now, with 548 Billion$ market capitalization, 18 years since its founding, most people still think of Google as bold, entrepreneurial, unconventional […]
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The bullet is coming. It is coming straight at your company. Everyone can see it. Meetings are set-up and action plans are conceived to prevent the bullet from hitting. There are endless presentations about the bullets velocity, force and trajectory. Till the last minute everyone stands and stares at the approaching bullet. People are even bored by talking […]
Most companies do not have a strategy. There is consensus in management literature about this fact. Why do most executives fail their companies in the realm of strategy? Let’s see what leading economists, managers and social scientists found out and what to do about it: Does a company really need a strategy?
No politics! Politics is perceived to be a shady, back-room dealing, mischievous activity which should have no place in an organization. Everyone should speak honest and truthfully and promote the best interests of an organization: “We do not need politics here!” This is silly. At least, its way to simple. Politics is “The process of making […]
An “exponential organization” as defined by Salim Ismael is a business model that is poised to take advantage from the digital revolution. It leverages the abundant nature of information goods to transform business models of any sector, even physical, manufacturing or brick & mortar based sectors. Even traditional companies can harness the power of the […]
If the classical models of organization are not sufficient to withstand the challenges of a more digital, faster and uncertain world: Which organizational model is? Imitating silicon valley may do the trick for software companies, but which model should a company choose in other sectors? One option is to transform into an “exponential organization”.
Digitalization! A battle cry in most companies these days. Before entering this battle, managers should know that even so economic rules have not changed, economic factors costs have changed dramatically. Hal Varian, nowadays chief economist at Google, explains the impacts.
Forget the notion of a new digital age setting the developed world on a new growth path. Most important innovations have already been made. All what the digital revolution has to offer is just the icing on the cake. It is shiny and nice, but does not matter so much. Does it? The world is in […]
If management is a craft that can be learned and perfected over time – are you actively pursuing excellence in management or are you taking on things as they come along? Moreover: Is your company actively pursuing excellence or does it appear to be just drifting in time? What is your, what is your companies level […]
There is much here-say in management theory. For the most part, it resembles more folk-lore than science. What we call “best practice” is mostly just a mere belief. It might be a good or even a wise guess, but is it the truth? Is it, as Frederick W. Taylor would have framed it, the one […]