Sources of Strategic Inaptitude

Most companies do not have a strategy. There is consensus in management literature  about this fact. Why do most executives fail their companies in the realm of strategy? Let’s see what leading economists, managers and […]

7 Signs of Ethical Failure: Good and Bad organizational Politics

No politics! Politics is perceived to be a shady, back-room dealing, mischievous activity which should have no place in an organization. Everyone should speak honest and truthfully and promote the best interests of an organization: […]

Exponential Organizations – a way forward for traditional companies?

An “exponential organization” as defined by Salim Ismael is a business model that is poised to take advantage from the digital revolution. It leverages the abundant nature of information goods to transform business models of […]

Abundance will transform the world

If the classical models of organization are not sufficient to withstand the challenges of a more digital, faster and uncertain world: Which organizational model is? Imitating silicon valley may do the trick for software companies, but […]

Going digital? Learn the economic laws of Information first

Digitalization! A battle cry in most companies these days. Before entering this battle, managers should know that even so economic rules have not changed, economic factors costs have changed dramatically. Hal Varian, nowadays chief economist at […]

Growth is dead – the digital revolution won’t help

Forget the notion of a new digital age setting the developed world on a new growth path. Most important innovations have already been made. All what the digital revolution has to offer is just the […]

Whats your companies level of ignorance?

If management is a craft that can be learned and perfected over time – are you actively pursuing excellence in management or are you taking on things as they come along? Moreover: Is your company actively […]

Social Physics: The Revival of Science in Management

There is much here-say in management theory. For the most part, it resembles more folk-lore than science. What we call “best practice” is mostly just a mere belief. It might be a good or even […]

Execute crisply with sharp tools

What is the use of having a strategy when you do not have the tools to execute it? Problem is: You can rarely buy those tools. You can not buy executional strength- you need to […]

9 reasons why your organization might be left behind

Suppose your organization is well organized. A stable, well thought out and staffed hierarchy, efficiently standardized processes producing quality outputs. What could be there to fear? The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that so signifies our modern […]