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

First Friday Book Synopsis

How Steve Jobs saved Apple Malcolm Gladwell’s tipping points Michael Kami’s trigger points Michael Porter Peter Drucker Pivot points at 7-Eleven and the Brandenburg Gate Richard Rumelt The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World The worst industry structure imaginable Walter Kiechel III What bricklaying teaches us about deepening advantage Why Kennedy’s goal of landing on the moon was a proximate and strategic objective

Why Your Company Should Partner with Rivals

Harvard Business Review

The thinking behind this axiom began to be challenged in the mid-1990s, with the publication of smart, highly-regarded competitive strategy books, such as Co-opetition by Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger. If the industry can collect and process enough post-consumer plastic, it can drive the cost of manufacturing recycled plastic bottles below virgin plastic bottles, reducing costs for all involved.