The inclusion imperative

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION It’s time for leaders to start listening and create an inclusive culture in their organizations At most large organizations, diversity and inclusion have become interlinked imperatives. While both sides of the coin are important, we shouldn’t necessarily lump them together. Diversity is a payroll issue: it’s about who is in … Read more

Industry incumbents failed to grasp the early potential of digital

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION It’s time for a deep strategic rethink, writes N Venkat Venkatraman There’s considerable confusion among executives about digital transformation. Some see it as a technology problem and delegate it to specialists. Others rely on consultants who paint an exciting picture of the business’s future, but offer unclear pathways to get there. … Read more

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

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 rates because they can’t keep … Read more

Dynamic markets need dynamic metrics

Inflexible ways of analysing advantage should be put out to pasture  Stock markets are central to the functioning of the capitalist system. Yet certain metrics used by stocks analysts create obstacles for companies that are competing to create what I call ‘waves of transient advantage’.  In traditional strategy, having a ‘sustainable’ competitive advantage was the … Read more

Arenas, not industries, are the new business battlegrounds

The old tools don’t work anymore, writes Rita Gunther McGrath [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The long postwar period of expansion of the US economy gave us many things. Steady economic growth. Bold new industries that operated on a global scale. The rise of the information worker. And many of … Read more

Executing strategy means learning from project management

We need to rethink our approach to talent, and recognize the skills needed to succeed [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] We work in a world being transformed by powerful trends. Globalized business models, the proliferation of information and the emergence of new technology are driving complexity in the markets we … Read more