Commentaries

The strategy-analytics revolution

May 13, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Mulligan, Nicholas Northcote, Tido Röder, and Sasha Vesuvala for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm,…

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Sun Tzu’s strategies for success in competition, wherever the “battlefield” may be

May 12, 2021

Sun Tzu (544-496 B.C) was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of…

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6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

May 12, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul Leinwand, Mahadeva Matt Mani,  and Blair Sheppard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work

May 11, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vivian Hunt, Robin Nuttall, and Yuito Yamada for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign…

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An insight of incalculable value

May 9, 2021

Here is an insight of incalculable value, suggested by T.S. Eliot in his Four Quartets, Chapter 2 (“Little Gidding”): “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all of our exploring Will be to arrive at where we…

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Hellman’s Mayonnaise…the rest of the story

May 6, 2021

Most people don’t know that back in 1912 Hellman’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of…

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11 Myths About Decision-Making

May 6, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

May 2, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Herman Vantrappen and Frederic Wirtz for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and…

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Promotions Aren’t Just About Your Skills – They’re About Your Relationships

April 30, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amii Barnard-Bahn for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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Centralized Decision Making Helps Kill Bad Products

April 27, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Joseph and Ronald Klingebiel for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and…

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