Profit Is Less About Good Management than You Think

Harvard Business Review

Benjamin Graham , the father of value investing, seldom met the managers of the companies he invested in because he felt they would tell him only what they wished him to hear and because he didn’t want to be influenced by impressions of personality. STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR.

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

Harvard Business Review

” But in a networked economy, the nature of strategy, value creation, and competitive advantage change from incremental to exponential. They look to create network effects through ecosystems of customers, suppliers, and partners. In the area of organizational design, we are seeing an evolution from formal hierarchies to fluid networks. To truly become a networked organization, you need decision principles that create both alignment and autonomy.

What Uber’s China Deal Says About the Limits of Platforms

Harvard Business Review

Are there really global network economies? While network economies generally are regarded as critical to winning with platforms, they, like economies of scale, often seem to be overestimated by executives. Do switching costs help sustain network advantages?

You Need a Community, Not a Network

Harvard Business Review

To get serious results from a network, you need commitment and a continuity of relationships among the participants. To borrow language from the philosopher Avishai Margalit , the web is a “ thin we ” type of network. They have little in common with other members, and they’re reluctant to do much for the network. When networks develop into communities, the results can be powerful. What can leaders do to turn a network into a community?

Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

Harvard Business Review

Our fast moving, globally networked economy simply was not possible a few years ago. This left these managers wondering just how much of their conversation was public and precisely who that public might be. How tools are changing the way we manage, learn, and get things done.

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