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. “Importantly, this will be a much simpler, much less complex company of leading brands that’s easier to manage and operate.” represent an innovation repudiation of Lafley 1.0? innovation. Should management refine and dig deeper into existing 80/20 KPIs?

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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. Even those hippies over at asset manager Lazard calculate that the cost of solar PV technologies has dropped nearly 80% in five years.

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