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.


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.