The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

Market leaders and fast followers seek transformational change; cautious adopters and laggards dip their toe into incremental change. Market leaders and cautious adopters proactively seek change; fast followers and laggards take a reactive approach. CIOs in market leader and fast-follower organizations can move quickly and push for a great amount of change. The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy.

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Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentially

Harvard Business

The company was an eager user of my “cascading choices” framework for strategy that I have used for decades and written about extensively, most prominently in the 2013 book I wrote, with friend and colleague A.G. Many people ask me why Capabilities and Management Systems are part of strategy when they are really elements of execution.