Courses, Forum, video – gasp!

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Everything seems to be happening at once round here. Having got the book out … and decided to rebuild the MBA course entirely around it … and record it all for others to use in class and professional training … and start a Forum for course participants and everyone else to use … and offer loads of new learning materials – Christina and I are just about done in !

Ah well, only another thousand hours to get it all finished ...

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Why business ignores the business schools

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This FT article regrettably makes public what can no longer be kept as private grief within the business schools – and Strategy is amongst the wp_ offenders !
There’s no gentle way to say this – virtually no-one uses the ‘tools’ we teach, because they don’t do anything useful. Take a look at the latest survey of management tools by consultants Bain & Co. The only strategy ‘tools’ mentioned [‘strategic planning’ and ‘growth strategy tools’] aren’t tools at ...

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NEW – Strategic Management Dynamics Forum

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We have just launched a NEW forum for this area and encourage you to join the community conversation. I have added links on the StrategyDynamics website and the book website – forum.strategydynamics.info.

There are two streams of students taking a Strategy Dynamics course with Kim Warren starting week of Jan 14th, one based in London at London Business School and one online through Worcester Polytechnic Instrute (www.WPI.edu) and we hope this will encourage debate – the forums are not limited to ...

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Strategy and leadership

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I see the latest Harvard Business Review (Jan 08) includes a nice piece from Cynthia Montgomery on ‘Putting leadership back into strategy‘. It makes important points  … that strategy is about creating value [a.k.a. growing future cash flows], rather than sustaining high profitability … that strategy is a continuous process of improvement rather than an occasional event … and that strategy is the CEO’s job.

Not so sure about the implication that this ‘leadership’ is a semi-mystical ...

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