Strategy + falsehood = error

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An otherwise great column in HBR It’s Time for the 3-D MBA about improving MBA programs starts well by urging more breadth and depth, then calling for more ‘dynamics’ than static prespectives. [I’d hardly disagree with that!]. But it then asserts that “The vast majority of value created in business comes not from applying existing models, but from creating new models that do not now exist. It comes from creativity; from innovation.” – which is either completely false, ...

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Online environment changing competition

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Digital Darwinism by Christopher Vollmer in strategy+business plays to my view of strategy as making order-of-magnitude impact, not the percentage incrementalism that constrains much management thinking.

Under the hyped language, the article makes a great case for how the latest developments in the online world offer to transform product development and marketing and make possible truly spectacular outcomes – if you know how, and the article offers useful pointers.

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Tipping point for hybrid cars

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In The Coming Boom in Hybrid Cars ‘in strategy+business makes out that sales of hybrid vehicles are following exactly what would be expected from ‘S-curve theory’ [?] – slow initial growth being driven by early adopters until the innovation becomes mainstream. Standard approaches have little to say about the scale or nature of change in such cases.

 Strategy dynamics frameworks capture, quantitatively, the interactions between improved functionality, pricing, marketing, as wellas those amongst different groups of customers. Much of this integrates long-established ...

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More executive sense on ‘knowledge’

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Harald Borner, global head of talent at SAP points out that they have every conceivable technology tool to collect and share knowledge, and help people find out anything they may need to know  … but none of that counts if people aren’t motivated and skilled to access and make use of it. He also points out that there can be too much of a good thing – lots of discussion groups, Wikis etc etc get going but people just don’t take ...

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