Featured Strategy Articles


The Big Squeeze: How Compression Threatens Old Industries

Accelerating compression of both revenues and profits in some businesses can be fatal, and fast.


Building a More Intelligent Enterprise

Companies should blend the power of computers with insights into human decision making.


Harnessing the Secret Structure of Innovation

Innovation success is the result of a deliberate search using key information signals.


Structured Problem Solving

The Most Underrated Skill in Management

March 13, 2017 | Nelson P. Repenning, Don Kieffer, and Todd Astor

Few questions in business are more powerful than “What problem are you trying to solve?” Leaders who can formulate clear problem statements get more done with less effort and move more rapidly than their less-focused counterparts. But stopping to ask this question doesn’t come naturally — managers must put conscious effort into learning a structured approach.

Strategies for a Digital Future


How to Develop a Great Digital Strategy

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More than one strategy can lead to digital success — but solid operations support is essential.


Why Can’t We Have More Than One Digital Strategy?

Readers asked why a digital strategy must focus on either customer engagement or digital solutions.


Reframing Growth Strategy in a Digital Economy

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Big corporations need new strategies in a world of digital disruptors, where three new truths rule.


Predicting the Future: How to Engage in Really Long-Term Strategic Digital Planning

Companies need to engage in long-term thinking about their digital strategy.


Strategic Planning

The Flare and Focus of Successful Futurists

March 17, 2017 | Amy Webb

Any organization intent on surviving and thriving into the future must follow a disciplined approach to “flaring” and “focusing,” as it alternates between broadly imagining and vigorously challenging the possibilities.

Developing Strategy Within the Business


How Scenario Planning Influences Strategic Decisions

New research finds scenario-based decision making helps increase executives’ strategic flexibility.


When Strategy Walks Out the Door

Companies that overlook their employees as sources of strategic insight may find themselves losing talent – and key ideas.


Rise of the Strategy Machines

Frontiers |

While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.


How to Be a Strategic Leader

Strategic leadership is key to long-term success and can be learned, says Stanford’s Jesper Sørensen.

Bringing Innovation To Market

Organizing for New Technologies

Responding to disruptive technologies may mean changing your company’s organizational structure.