Strategic Management in 20 Icons

I teach Strategic Management to 190+ students every semester. We read 10+ cases, watch CNBC videos, read the Wall Street Journal, use Finviz, research with S&P industry surveys, grok the DuPont formula, question the validity of RBV, try to Cross the Chasm, move...

McKinsey: 10 tests of your strategy

McKinsey, in a 2011 article entitled Have Your Tested Your Strategy Lately?, makes the very valid point that executives and leaders too often treat strategy as a ” procedural exercise or set of frameworks”, rather than a way of thinking through...

BCG: Atlas of Strategy Traps

Much more graphical. Take a look at Boston Consulting Group’s new website here – the design is more graphical, interactive, and actually. . . fun. Of the big 3 consulting firms, they are the first to step away from the standard menu-driven, list of...

Why culture trumps strategy

I first heard the phrase “Culture Trumps Strategy” in 2008. Intuitively this makes sense. Culture lasts. Culture is everywhere. Employees don’t need online training to understand it. It’s who we are. It’s what we stand for. It’s why...