Profitability or growth?

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Much of what we know about strategy comes from research into why some firms are more profitable than others – but investors value growth in cash flows [see chapter 1 of Strategic Management Dynamics]. An article in McKinsey Quarterly ‘How to choose between growth and ROIC‘ [return on invested capital] confirms the importance of this issue and shows how investors benefit from growth, depending on companies’ profitability.

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Strategic Management Dynamics – now published

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Kim Warren was awarded the Jay W Forrester Prize in 2005 for his previous book “Competitive Strategy Dynamics”, for his synthesis of business strategy and system dynamics.

Strategic Management Dynamics [SMD] is a new textbook – this starts with understanding how an organization’s resources behave, and are developed and connected into a ‘strategic architecture’ that drives performance [whether in corporate, public-service or non-profit settings]. It then addresses the competitive dynamics and the implications for profitability. It is consistent with, and adds ...

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Book launched in Cairo!

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Our friends and partners from Egypt’s leading management development agency, RITI, they even managed to launch the book with us in Cairo before we did in London! As I was there with Suresh Mistry from our strategy training business SDS running a 2-day strategy dynamics class for senior executives, they had Wiley ship some of the first copies out, and had me give a talk to 90 of their key clients.

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