Entries by Frank Thun

What Google Inc. has to teach about Management

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 […]

The Doom Loop of Strategic Inaptitude

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 […]

Sources of Strategic Inaptitude

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?

Exponential Organizations – a way forward for traditional companies?

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 […]

Abundance will transform the world

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”.

Whats your companies level of ignorance?

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 […]