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Featured Strategy Articles


How Strategic Is Your Board?

Strategic thinking by corporate boards is more important than ever for business survival.


Revisiting Complexity in the Digital Age

Digital technologies are helping companies finesse trade-offs between complexity’s costs and benefits.

UBS Reports Writedowns of 18.5 Billion GBP

Is Your Company Addicted to Value Extraction?

Is your company focused on creating value — or on siphoning it off from others?


Rethink the Past to Reimagine the Future

Beyond Forecasting: Creating New Strategic Narratives

September 16, 2014 | Sarah Kaplan and Wanda Orlikowski

In rapidly changing industries, it can be hard for established companies to build momentum for new strategic directions. But by rethinking the past and present and reimagining the future, managers can construct strategic narratives that enable innovation. A new study helps to understand how managers actually make strategy in conditions of considerable uncertainty, and do it in a way that is coherent, plausible and acceptable to most key stakeholders in the organization.


Smarter Valuation Strategies

Companies looking at potential acquisitions always want to avoid bad deals. what's the best way to valuate a company?


Avoiding Lemons in M&A Deals

How can companies resolve the two issues of M&As: the acquiring company’s struggle to value the target’s resources and the need for the parties to agree on a price?


21st Century Business Models


How to Win With a Multisided Platform Business Model

What does it take to set up a platform where many constituencies can do business?


The Business Models Investors Prefer

Why have investors been so bullish on companies like Disney? It’s their business models.


A Question Every Manager Should Ask (Hint: It Has to Do With Megatrends)

The single best question companies should ask themselves is what megatrends are coming around the corner.


What to Do Against Disruptive Business Models (When and How to Play Two Games at Once)

When two business models, and two business units, make sense.