Category: Strategy

Experimental Management

Why the arch-capitalistic quest for performance might just end up liberating people

The Startup Way by Eric Ries – Book review

What the founder of the “Lean Startup” has to say about Management in the Digital Age

How would an E-Commerce Company get into Retail? – Part 2

There are so many disastrous results of Companies going into Retail. It usually starts this way: How difficult can it be to sell Merchandise in Stores? Rent a proper sized Space at a good Location, […]

How would an E-Commerce Company get into Retail? Part 1/2

Up to now, only a few pure online Shops dared to venture into Brick and Mortar Retail. But there is increasing Evidence for this long-expected Move: Apple and the Xiaomi lost their market lead in China, […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

7 Signs of Ethical Failure: Good and Bad organizational Politics

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]