Porter on the Five Forces

LDRLB

Last week LeaderLab released its new paper, The Portable Guide to Strategy , which (among other things) outlined Michael Porter’s positioning school of strategy. In this video, Porter explains his theory of the five forces that shape much of business strategy.

Michael Porter on Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

Porter, director of Harvard's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Porter's insights on strategy and execution? BOTTOMLINE: According to Porter: "Years ago, corporate strategy was considered a secret known only by top executives for fear competitors might use the information to their advantage. A while back, The Wharton School published an article on strategy formulation, from Michael E.

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Understanding Michael Porter: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Joan Magretta Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why organizations can achieve and then sustain competitive advantage, especially in turbulent and uncertain times Although this book offers – in my opinion — the single best introduction to the major insights of Michael Porter, other [.].

Porter on the Five Forces

LDRLB

Last week LDRLB released its new paper, The Portable Guide to Strategy , which (among other things) outlined Michael Porter’s positioning school of strategy. In this video, Porter explains his theory of the five forces that shape much of business strategy.

LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Forbes: Porter or Mintzberg – Whose View of Strategy is the most Relevant Today? Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011.

Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (2011) Think differently about Think Different In my opinion, this is among the most important business biographies ever written. Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Graphical user interface (GUI) Gustave Flaubert Helen Keller Michael Porter Mies van der Rohe Simon & Schuster Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris Think differently about Think Different Thomas Edison Walter Isaacson Xerox PARC

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Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Adaptive Coaching AMACOM American University Dan Goleman David Maister Fort Lewis College Foundation Garry Wills Goddard College James MacGregor Burns Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner John Kotter Korn/Ferry Institute Michael Porter Michael Useem Peter Drucker Powerful Proposals Roosevelt University Selling to Major Accounts Stanford Terry R. Terry R. Bacon is a Scholar in Residence in the Korn/Ferry Institute.

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The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create, sustain and accelerate profitable growth Stuart Cross Global Professional Publishing (2011) How to manage strategy effectively and on a continuous basis In fact, everyone in a given enterprise (including but not limited to C-level executives) should be actively engaged in effective management of strategy.

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard Rumelt Crown Business (2011) How and why a good strategy “acknowledges the challenges being faced and provides an approach to overcome them” As the title of this review correctly indicates, Richard Rumelt is convinced (and I agree) that a good strategy can provides both a [.].

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Why Porter's Model No Longer Works

Harvard Business Review

While social media doesn't shift Porter's model , the social era surely does. Most existing big organizations — the 800-pound gorillas — subscribe to Michael Porter's value chain framework. There is no question that Porter's work has helped shape (some would say, "invent") modern-day strategy. But, to put it bluntly, Porter's value chain is antiquated in the light of the social era. Imagine that you wanted a new home theater system.

Five Common Strategy Mistakes

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter’s [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

Leviathan on the Chicago South Side

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries a hybrid between a price and an auction: hold an auction but cap the maximum bids that can be made Creating a Customer-Centered Organization Harvard Business Review blog's "The Conversation" series HBR email alerts How Not to Rip Off Your Customers Jeff Ely Joshua Gans Mark Kramer Melbourne Business School Michael Porter Microsoft Research (New England) Northwestern University

How Not to Rip Off Your Customers

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries a hybrid between a price and an auction: hold an auction but cap the maximum bids that can be made Creating a Customer-Centered Organization Harvard Business Review blog's "The Conversation" series HBR email alerts How Not to Rip Off Your Customers Jeff Ely Joshua Gans Mark Kramer Melbourne Business School Michael Porter Microsoft Research (New England) Northwestern University

Rethinking Capitalism

LDRLB

A fantastic video from Michael Porter, of strategy fame, explains why business leaders must focus on shared value — creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society. Strategy capitalism porter shared value

Four Steps for Making Better Decisions

Next Level Blog

Main | What Leaders Can Learn About Speaking from Martin Luther King » January 17, 2011 Four Steps for Making Better Decisions A friend recently gave me a copy of a new book that’s out now, The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter

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Surveying Strategy: The Positioning School

LDRLB

The positioning school is most closely associated with its undisputed champion, Harvard professor Michael Porter. Strategy porter positioning strategy surveyingstrategy This post is the third in a series about the various schools and models of making organizational strategy. Strategy is an analytical process. In the 1980s, the positioning school somewhat displaced the planning school.

Michael Porter and Adrian Slywotzky on how the right strategies and tactics can create demand

First Friday Book Synopsis

In her recently published book, Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, Joan Magretta has much of value to say. In Chapter 4: Creating Value: The Core (Part Two), for example, she discusses Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, Zipcar, Southwest Airlines, Aravind Eye Hospital, Walmart, Progressive, and Edward Jones. Each has an especially effective strategy based [.].

Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

Toronto: Key Porter, 2009) Sheryl Feinstein, Parenting the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007) Sheryl G. My current passionate interest is what I call the " teen journey."

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review.

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Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review.

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Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Paul Leinwand is a Partner at Booz & Company based in the firm’s Chicago office. He advises organizations on the topic of strategy, growth, and capability building, with a focus on the consumer product and retail sectors. He also serves as chair of the firm’s Knowledge and Marketing Advisory Council. Paul has coauthored a number [.].

Intending to be innovative? Be sure you first ask the right questions before you seek answers

First Friday Book Synopsis

Many years later, Michael Porter [.]. Be sure you first know the right questions to ask…and then answered Michael Porter: "the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do" Peter Drucker: "There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all" Peter Skarzynski Rowan Gibson select/schedule/manage/leverage investments in innovation The Drucker Foundation the Wall-Street Journal University of Chicago

Your Stop List - Deciding What NOT To Do

Six Disciplines

According the Harvard strategy expert, Michael Porter: "The essence of strategy is deciding what NOT to do.". And, according to management guru Peter Drucker: “Half the leaders that I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.”

Deep Dive: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action Rich Horwath Greenleaf Book Group Press (2009) Attitude and preparation determine altitude…and also depth There are business situations in which the goal is to ascend (e.g. to reach a higher level of productivity, efficiency, profitability) and other situations in which [.].

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

Coaching Tip

The rampant speculation of the time spread beyond the financial class, such that porters and ladies' maids had enough money to buy their own carriages. Don't blame Martin Van Buren for America's first deflationary depression.

Sequel: How Engaged Employees Create Engaged Clients

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Every passenger wants to be treated like a first class passenger and that is exactly what Porter does – their moto… Flying Refined. Porter’s Success I was deep into my work as I noticed the snack and beverage cart from the corner of my eye. I was aware of it but not ready to disengage [.] Sequel: How Engaged Employees Create Engaged Clients.

Dr. Liz Alexander on Thought Leadership

Rajesh Setty

Like Michael Porter’s contribution to competitive strategy or Malcolm Gladwell’s “tipping point” exposition on the often rapid speed of change. Thought Leadership is one of my favorite topics. You don’t become a thought leader in a day or a week or in a month.

Business Model Generation : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners

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It seems that they are adapting their work from Micheal Porters 5 forces. RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

HBR's Best Videos, Infographics, Podcasts, and Slideshows of 2011

Harvard Business Review

Our most-read slideshow in 2011 was " Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes." Our most-watched video was " Rethinking Capitalism " with Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. As you take some time to reflect, relax, and renew before the year to come, we offer you our most popular multimedia content from the year that was: podcasts, videos, slideshows, and infographics that we hope help you chart a successful course in 2012.

Have a Nice Conflict!

Leading Blog

He first met “Doc” Porter in the early seventies and they click almost immediately. Elias Porter’s Relationship Awareness Theory , on which the book is based, resonated with my Dad. Reading Have a Nice Conflict was like listening to my Dad again.

What is the Price?

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe What is the Price?

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The Big Picture of Business: Leadership for the New Order of Business Part 1

Strategy Driven

It occurred to me that this was a talent to watch, as I was already familiar with established composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and others.

Creativity Break

Execupundit

Take some time and listen to Cole Porter with " You're The Top

Rethinking Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

Porter Harvard University professor, explains why business leaders must focus on shared value - creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society. Michael E. Economy

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

HBR’s Ten Must Reads on Strategy Various contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) How to create “a unique and valuable position” by deciding what to do…and not do This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until [.]. Porter Orit Gadiesh Renée Mauborgne Richard Steele Robert S.

Should Strategic Plans Rest in Peace?

LDRLB

The process that started in the 1950’s evolved through various strategic analyses including SWOT, Michael Porter’s competitive model, core competencies, strategic intent and business transformation. At one time, business executives believed strategic planning was the answer to all of their problems.

Should Strategic Plans Rest in Peace?

LDRLB

The process that started in the 1950’s evolved through various strategic analyses including SWOT, Michael Porter’s competitive model, core competencies, strategic intent and business transformation. At one time, business executives believed strategic planning was the answer to all of their problems.

Strategy Essentials You Ignore at Your Peril

Harvard Business Review

Michael Porter, the world's leading authority on competition and strategy, is sometimes the victim of his own success. I've had the rare opportunity to see Porter with fresh eyes — rare because when I approached him some time ago with the idea of writing a concise, practice-oriented guide to his work on competition and strategy, he agreed to give me complete access to his most current work as well as the original classics. Porter's fundamentals keep you grounded.

Five Common Strategy Mistakes

Harvard Business Review

I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter's most important insights for managers. Understanding Porter's strategy fundamentals will help you to avoid them. In industry after industry, Porter notes that economies of scale are exhausted at a relatively small share of industry sales. Porter's definition: the set of integrated choices that define how you will achieve superior performance in the face of competition.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

From blue ocean strategy to Michael Porter’s five forces, Vijay Govindarajan’s reverse innovation to Richard D’Aveni’s hypercompetition, great thinkers and their ideas directly effect how companies are run and how business people think about and practice business.