Strategy Dynamics Briefing 21: The strategic architecture.

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The last three briefings have gone into the issue of interdependence between resources , and have brought us to the point where we now have the essential elements needed to describe an entire business and its performance…

What are they?

The essential elements needed to describe an entire business and its performance are:

  • performance depends on resource-levels
  • resources accumulate through in- and out-flows
  • those flow-rates depend on existing resource levels, decisions and outside factors

When we put together a complex business with several resources, this ...

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Strategy Dynamics Briefing 3: Three key questions for strategy design

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This is the third post in the fortnightly series of Strategy Dynamics Briefings. There are three distinct, but related questions lying behind the issue of how businesses and other organizations perform through time…

What are they?

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In my last post I explained that the time path of future performance is central to the concerns of investors in ...

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Open up to investors

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McKinsey quarterly urges executives to embrace transparency if they want to help investors make investment decisions – presumably to invest in their firms. There’s a problem though …

This is a great principle, since investors are of course a critical constituency – along with customers and staff – whose loyalty is valuable. And as for any ‘product’ loyalty to a firm more likely if investors know and understand that product. Public companies have been obliged for some time to ...

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