Tag: strategy

My 2014 Twitter Must-Follow List: Business, Strategy & More!

These folks help me see the big picture.

/ January 10, 2014

How Useful Is “Culture” To Brands?

Thinking out loud for 1:40.

/ November 1, 2013

How Ambition Impacts Corporate Strategy

Reading Lafley and Martin's Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works raised this question for me:  If so many people—and you all know them—claim to be trained in strategy, claim to be strategic thinkers, why aren’t more companies better at it? Two things come to mind: First is culture.  In...

/ May 29, 2013

Why “Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works” Is A Must-Read

Let’s get this out of the way immediately: A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin’s recently released book--Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works--is a must-read for anyone who claims to be about strategy and needs to grow their business. If you’ve come through the classical CPG training ground that is Procter...

/ May 25, 2013

Now on PSFK: 6 Keys To Waging The War Of Ideas

My first column for creative business site PSFK ran yesterday. The premise: Today's modern business environment isn't just about competing on product and service quality, but also on the quality of your ideas.  Here's some of what I wrote: It’s not just content, but the expression and sharing of powerful ideas...

/ February 28, 2013

Two Choices To Make In Strategy

I just started reading A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin's Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works, and it's an engaging read from rip.  Then again, why wouldn't it be? Lafley is the former chairman of the board and CEO of Procter & Gamble, while Martin is the Dean of the...

/ February 19, 2013

Strategy: Easy to say. Hard to do.

Strategy is one of those words people like to throw out.  It makes them sound smart.  The word is easy to say, but hard to stick to. Let’s assume you’ve picked the right strategy.  Here’s the thing: It's about way more than choosing a direction.  Strategy says this is what...

/ December 11, 2012

The business world is paying more attention to Facebook

I'll keep this short, since I've got to jump to other things.  But please check out the article in today's Times, which details all of the activity around Facebook since Microsoft let it be known that they are considering at $500MM investment in the social networking platform.  Yes, FB is...

/ October 4, 2007

Seth Godin on strategy

Seth Godin wrote today about the difference between strategy and tactics:If you are tired of hammering your head against the wall, if it feels like you never are good enough, or that you're working way too hard, it doesn't mean you're a loser. It means you've got the wrong strategy....

/ January 4, 2007