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Porter on the Five Forces

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In this video, Porter explains his theory of the five forces that shape much of business strategy. Featured porter positioning strategy

Michael Porter on Strategy Execution

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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.

Understanding Michael Porter: A book review by Bob Morris

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Porter on the Five Forces

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In this video, Porter explains his theory of the five forces that shape much of business strategy. Strategy porter positioning 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. Sachs Design by @the_folklore.

Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

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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. Given the number of other reviews that have already appeared, there really isn’t much left for me to say that has not already been said.

Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

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Terry R. Bacon is a Scholar in Residence in the Korn/Ferry Institute. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Lore International Institute. He has a B.S. in engineering from West Point and a PhD in literary studies from The American University.

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

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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.

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. Big Isn't Enough.

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

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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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Five Common Strategy Mistakes

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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

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In the brief account that follows, Sandeep Baliga provides a glimpse of life in the neighborhood in which I grew up. Although what follows resembles an “urban fable,” it seems true to life. What lessons about justice and entrepreneurship does it suggest? Who or what is the Leviathan”? You may wish to check out all [.].

How Not to Rip Off Your Customers

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joshua Gans for the Harvard Business Review blog’s “The Conversation&# series. I especially appreciate Gans’s insatiable curiosity to consider unorthodox thinking and the insights only it can generate. Judge for yourself.

Rethinking Capitalism

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Four Steps for Making Better Decisions

Next Level Blog

I found Porter’s book to be a fun and thought provoking read. Posted by: Camille Macchio | January 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM Simple yet elegant.

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

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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.

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

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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. Having read all [.].

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

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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. Having read all [.].

Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

My current passionate interest is what I call the " teen journey." It's a time of confusion, mistakes, pain and danger. the journey is perilous.

Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi: An interview by Bob Morris

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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

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Many years later, Michael Porter [.]. Those familiar with my book reviews, interviews, and commentaries already know that I have several favorite quotations that I use whenever appropriate. Here are two.

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.” You do have a stop list.don't you?

Deep Dive: A book review by Bob Morris

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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.

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

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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.

Sequel: How Engaged Employees Create Engaged Clients

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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.

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.

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. I think it was the graphic design of the book that first caught my eye. I really enjoyed this book. Gary B.

Have a Nice Conflict!

Leading Blog

He first met “Doc” Porter in the early seventies and they click almost immediately. You can look at personal strengths like behaviors.

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. First off, our most popular podcast this year was Justin Fox's interview with Bob Pozen, " Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man." Slideshow.

What is the Price?

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

Strategy Driven

Just as companies have books of business and corporate cultures, so do individuals, who in turn populate and influence organizations. by Hank Moore.

Surveying Strategy: The Positioning School

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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.

Creativity Break

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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

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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 [.]. Kaplan W.

Should Strategic Plans Rest in Peace?

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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. Today, many are questioning its usefulness.

Should Strategic Plans Rest in Peace?

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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. There are many reasons.

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. My premise in writing Understanding Michael Porter was very simply that clear strategic thinking is essential for any manager in any setting, and Porter's work lays out the basic principles and frameworks you need to master.

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. Mistake #1. Mistake #2.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

This compares with just one in 2011.) The following is a guest piece from Thinkers50 creators Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. At No. At No.