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Inside the World of the Project Baron

In industrial sectors such as consulting, advertising, filmmaking, software, architecture, engineering and construction, most individual businesses, by definition, are “project-based firms.” This article proposes the term “baronies” to describe the organizational units that direct the projects within project-based firms, and highlights the roles that barons play in three basic types of project-based firms: dominions, tight federations and loose federations.


The Future of Corporate Venturing

Companies undertake venturing for a variety of reasons. To be successful, they must be clear about their objectives and disciplined in executing the one of four business models most appropriate to achieving them.

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