Proof That Less is More

In the CEO Afterlife

We use to call them SBU’s, strategic business units. In fact, only 18% of executives of incoherent companies say their firms are performing above the industry average versus 59% of the coherent company executives. Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Wall Street is against the idea. They think companies have to “do more and more” to get bigger and bigger.

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Corporate Coherence Works

In the CEO Afterlife

We use to call them SBU’s, strategic business units. In fact, only 18% of executives of incoherent companies say their firms are performing above the industry average versus 59% of the coherent company executives. Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Wall Street is against the idea. They think companies have to “do more and more” to get bigger and bigger.

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