Lafley’s P&G Brand Cull and the 80/20 Rule

Harvard Business Review

Instead of focusing on innovation, as he did during his first tour as CEO of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods firm, Lafley is now innovating on focus. represent an innovation repudiation of Lafley 1.0? But the “new and improved” game changer offered a heuristic that may reveal a lot about P&G’s analytic and innovation future. innovation. Will P&G innovation dynamism tomorrow come more from initiatives supporting the core?


Two Forces Moving Business Closer to Climate Action

Harvard Business Review

Apple’s Tim Cook spoke as well, saying “the time for inaction has passed,” and commenting that we don’t need to accept any “tradeoff between economy and environment — both are doable if you innovate and set the bar high enough.”. and an IRR of 27% for those companies with the most aggressive, science-based goals and actions on climate. But the reverse is true also — we can’t build a prosperous future without the resources and innovation that business provides.