Rethink strategy from first principles

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The paradigm has changed. Leaders need to rethink strategy from first principles, argues Tony O’Driscoll Over the past quarter-century as a business school professor, I have almost invariably begun courses with one simple question: “Why do firms exist?” Equally invariably, students respond: “Firms exist to make money!” When I ask, … Read more

People-centred transformation is an urgent priority for a fast-changing world

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Tony O’Driscoll outlines your strategy Since the year 2000, just over half of the names of companies on the Fortune 500 list have disappeared. Forecasts paint an even grimmer picture: Innosight predicts that 75% of today’s S&P 500 companies will be replaced within ten years. Organizations are perishing at alarming … Read more

Ecosystems and the new age of customer value

Business strategy must change in the face of reality, writes Professor Tony O’Driscoll READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The age of value chains is over. The companies and organizations that are winning in the 21st century have placed themselves at the centre of powerful, value, network-based ecosystems. These ecosystems generate, multiply and recycle customer value. … Read more