Tag Archives: Strategic planning

Measure what matters: OKRs: the simple idea that drives 10x growth by John E. Doerr

Overview: Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he’d just given $12.5 million, …
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One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell

Overview: From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected. Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability — …
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The power of resilience: how the best companies manage the unexpected by Yossi Sheffi.

Overview: A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and sends established firms to …
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Play bigger: how rebels and innovators create new categoties and dominate markets by Al Ramadan, [and three others].

Overview: The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a …
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The founder’s mentality: how to overcome the predictable crises of growth by Chris Zook, James Allen.

Overview: Three Principles for Managing—and Avoiding—the Problems of Growth Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment: find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company’s Chris Zook and …
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Design-centered entrepreneurship by Michael Goldsby & Min Basadur

Overview: Supported by extensive research and field-testing, Design-Centered Entrepreneurship presents a concise, problem-solving approach to developing a unique business concept. Step-by-step guidelines provide research-supported and field-tested methods for developing successful business concepts. Goldsby and Basadur present students with a creative and practical approach to problem-finding, perception, organizational culture, and ethics in the entrepreneurial field. Plenty …
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The attacker’s advantage: turning uncertainty into breakthrough opportunities by Ram Charan.

Overview: *A Wall Street Journal bestseller* The forces driving today’s world of structural change create sharp bends in the road that can lead to major explosions in your existing market space. But exponential change also offers exponential opportunities. How do you leverage change to go on the offense? The Attacker’s Advantage is the game plan …
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The Risk-driven business model : four questions that will define your company by Karan Girotra, Serguei Netessine.

Overview: “Innovation isn’t always about new products or services. In fact, many new ideas are realized–and then brought to market–thanks to a disruptive business model that challenges the conventional operating logic of an industry. In The Risk-Driven Business Model, Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine–both professors at INSEAD–introduce a toolkit to help innovators better conceive the …
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Elevate: the three disciplines of advanced strategic thinking by Rich Horwath.

Overview: According to a study published in Chief Executive Magazine, the most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. However, more than half of all companies say that strategic thinking is the skill their senior leaders most need to improve. Elevate provides leaders with a framework and toolkit for developing advanced strategic thinking capabilities. …
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Accelerate: building strategic agility for a faster moving world by John P. Kotter.

Overview: Based on the award-winning article in Harvard Business Review, from global leadership expert John Kotter. It’s a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does—but not fast enough. …
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