Art Break: Porter

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Art Contrarian looks at the work of Fairfield Porter

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Porters five forces

Rapid BI

An Introduction to Michael Porter's five forces is a model. The post Porters five forces appeared first on RapidBi. Management 5 forces analysis buyers change management competitive competitors framework Harvard michael porter Porter review strategic Strategy substitutes suppliers toolUsed to explore the environment in which a product or company operates.

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

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Bob's blog entries a Sherlock Holmes story There is one incredibly quiet dog in Collins' work: strategy Great By Choice Morten Hansen Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business School HBR email alerts Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness Jim Collins [comma] Meet Michael Porter Joan Magretta Strategy is about making choices that lead to sustainably superior performance Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

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Understanding Michael Porter: A book review by Bob Morris

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Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Joan Magretta Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why organizations can achieve and then sustain competitive advantage, especially in turbulent and uncertain times Although this book offers – in my opinion — the single best introduction to the major insights of Michael Porter, other [.].

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Michael Porter on Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

Porter, director of Harvard's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Porter's insights on strategy and execution? BOTTOMLINE: According to Porter: "Years ago, corporate strategy was considered a secret known only by top executives for fear competitors might use the information to their advantage. A while back, The Wharton School published an article on strategy formulation, from Michael E.

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Not Just Better, but Different – A Quote for the Day from Michael Porter on Strategy

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Operational effectiveness (OE) means performing similar activities better than rivals perform them. Operational effectiveness includes but is not limited to efficiency. It refers to any number of practices that allow a company to better utilize its inputs by, for example, reducing defects in products or developing better products faster. In contrast, strategic positioning means performing [.]. Randy's blog entries

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Dan Negroni on “Chasing Relevance”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Challenged Athletes Foundation Chasing Relevance: 6 Steps to Understand [comma] Engage and Maximize Next Generation Leaders in the Workplace Dan Negroni on “Chasing Relevance”: An interview by Bob Morris Isaac Asimov Lao-Tse launchbox Michael Porter Monarch School Peter Drucker Richard Dawkins Tao Te Ching Thomas EdisonDan Negroni founded launchbox to help businesses unleash the creativity and potential of today’s new Gen Y workforce.

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Don Yaeger on “Great Teams”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated and author of 25 books, nine of which have become New York Times best sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio (TX) Light and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going… Read More Don Yaeger on “Great Teams”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Here’s a terrific gift from Harvard Business Review

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Porter and Mark R. Porter Nick Craig Purpose Beyond Profits Rosabeth Moss Kanter Scott Snook Every so often the folks at Harvard Business Review offer especially valuable material to non-subscribers. Here is an excellent example: Three articles that discuss Purpose Beyond Profits. o Creating Shared Value (Michael E. Kramer) o From Purpose to Impact (Nick Craig and Scott Snook) o How Great Companies Think Differently (Rosabeth […].

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Strategy Essentials You Ignore at Your Peril

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To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Michael Porter, the world’s leading authority on competition and strategy, [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

Five Common Strategy Mistakes

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To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter’s [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

Stop Competing to Be the Best

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Bob's blog entries Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business School HBR email alerts Joan Magretta McDonald's In-N-Out Burger Michael Porter Target there is simply no such thing as "the best" Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Walmart What Management Is Why You Should Stop Competing to Be the BestHere is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

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Stop Competing to Be the Best

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business School HBR email alerts Joan Magretta McDonald's In-N-Out Burger Michael Porter Target there is simply no such thing as "the best" Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Walmart What Management Is Why You Should Stop Competing to Be the BestHere is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Alan Weiss on “How to forge your own path to success”: An interview by Bob Morris

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Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, Toyota, and over 500… Read More Alan Weiss on “How to forge your own path to success”: An interview by Bob Morris.

David Evans and Dick Schmalensee on “The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”: An interview by Bob Morris

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Johnson Professor of Economics and Management Lao-Tse Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms Michael Porter MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management Paying with Plastic Peter Drucker Richard Dawkins Tao Te Ching U.S.

The Multiplier Effect: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Porter Corwin/A Sage Company (2013) How and why a Multiplier environment — with efficient systems — can unlock human potential In Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, written with Greg McKeown, Liz Wiseman juxtaposes two quite different types […].

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Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

The latest thinking from the great strategists of the era – Michael Porter, Henry Ginsberg, Rosabeth Kanter, John Kotter. Human Resources Leadership Gary Hamel Harvard John Kotter Mentoring Michael Porter Rosabeth Kanter Strategy

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Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

Harvard Business Review

And that's where Michael Porter enters the picture. Porter's work provides that rigor, as it defines the economic fundamentals of competition and strategy. And most important for managers, Porter's five tests of good strategy can help you to tell the difference between good choices and bad. The essence of strategy, says Porter, is choosing what not to do. Says Porter, "Fit locks out imitators by creating a chain that is as strong as its strongest link.".

Four Steps for Making Better Decisions

Next Level Blog

Main | What Leaders Can Learn About Speaking from Martin Luther King » January 17, 2011 Four Steps for Making Better Decisions A friend recently gave me a copy of a new book that’s out now, The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter

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Music Break

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Cole Porter : " Anything Goes" (with lyrics Gordon Lightfoot : " 10 Degrees and Getting Colder. " The Hooters : " And We Danced." Donovan : " Catch the Wind."

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Daniel Korschun: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bhattacharya Cambridge University Press CB Bhattacharya Daniel Korshun: An interview by Bob Morris Drexel University's Elbow College of Business Grant Welker Isaac Asimov Journal of Business Research Journal of Marketing Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Lao-Tse Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value Michael Porter MIT Sloan Management Review Peter Ducker Richard Dawkins Shankar Sen.

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3 Mistakes in Defining Strategy

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In this brief video , Michael Porter delivers a helpful reminder of what strategy is and, more importantly, what it is not. Strategy porter strategyThanks to Michael Roberto for finding the clip.

Feed the Startup Beast: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries BHAG Big Big Hairy Audacious Goal Drew Williams Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big Hairy How and why "the smallest market efforts can produce outsized sales results if you focus on the right issues" Jonathan Verney McGraw-Hill Michael Porter Outrageous Sales Growth Peter Drucker

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/7/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Porter The Year Without […].

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Trust, Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

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Gentile Next Decade Peter Firestein Randy Conley Robert Easton Robert Porter Lynch Trust Inc.: Trust Inc: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset Barbara Brooks Kimmel, Editor Next Decade, Inc. 2014) How and why a high trust culture is one within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive Curious, I checked the etymology for the word “incorporated” and learned that it means “united in […].

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Quote of the Day

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Michael Porter Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs. It''s about deliberately choosing to be different.

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Reprise: Some Saturday Noir

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At one o'clock in the morning, Carl, the night porter, turned down the last of three table lamps in the main lobby of the Windermere Hotel. The blue carpet darkened a shade or two and the walls drew back into remoteness. The chairs filled with shadowy loungers.

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Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement

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Obviously, companies must incorporate interaction with stakeholders into decision making at every level of the organization. That’s much easier said than done, however. Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by John Browne and Robin Nuttall for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which they explain how and why traditional [.].

Why Porter's Model No Longer Works

Harvard Business Review

While social media doesn't shift Porter's model , the social era surely does. Most existing big organizations — the 800-pound gorillas — subscribe to Michael Porter's value chain framework. There is no question that Porter's work has helped shape (some would say, "invent") modern-day strategy. But, to put it bluntly, Porter's value chain is antiquated in the light of the social era. Imagine that you wanted a new home theater system.

Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Graphical user interface (GUI) Gustave Flaubert Helen Keller Michael Porter Mies van der Rohe Simon & Schuster Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris Think differently about Think Different Thomas Edison Walter Isaacson Xerox PARCSteve Jobs Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (2011) Think differently about Think Different In my opinion, this is among the most important business biographies ever written.

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Cynthia A. Montgomery : An interview by Bob Morris

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Porter Peter Drucker Rand Journal of Economics Resource-Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm Strategic Management Journal Strategy: Seeking and Securing Competitive Advantage Tao Te Ching The Remains of the Day Timken Professor of Business Administration the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School VoltaireCynthia A.

Dan Pontefract : Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Dan Pontefract is the author of Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. He also holds the role of Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS where he is responsible for the overarching leadership development, learning and collaboration strategy for the company where he introduced the TELUS Leadership Philosophy and the Learning 2.0 framework […].

Creativity Break

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Take some time and listen to Cole Porter with " You're The Top

Intending to be innovative? Be sure you first ask the right questions before you seek answers

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Many years later, Michael Porter [.]. Be sure you first know the right questions to ask…and then answered Michael Porter: "the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do" Peter Drucker: "There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all" Peter Skarzynski Rowan Gibson select/schedule/manage/leverage investments in innovation The Drucker Foundation the Wall-Street Journal University of Chicago

Richard P. Rumelt: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Corporate Renewal Initiative Fundamental Issues in Strategy: A Research Agenda David Teece and more recently Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Harvard Business School Hewlett-Packard Insead James O'Toole Leading Change Michael Porter Nokia Peter Drucker Richard P. Richard P. Rumelt received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1972, having previously earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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Key Value Drivers: Do’s & Don’ts

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Scott Richard Rumelt Saving Capitalism From Short-Termism: How to Build Long-Term Value and Take Back Our Financial Future Steve Player Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Value Drivers: The Manager's Guide for Driving Corporate Value Creation WhenA key value driver (KVD) is any variable that drives value for shareholders. But few firms can identify their KVDs and thus use them for forecasting and improvement.

John Donovan (AT&T) in “The Corner Office”

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Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant AT&T Corner Office column Donald Sull Joan Magretta John Donovan Stuart Cross SundayBusiness section sustain and accelerate profitable growth The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunity in an Uncertain World Times Books Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries "Drivers of Turbulence" "Innovation vs. Problem Solving" "The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do" "The reality of problem solving" "The Three Drivers of winning business strategies" "Vision without execution is hallucination" Global Professional Publishing How to manage strategy effectively and on a continuous basis Michael Porter Stuart Cross sustain and accelerate profitable growth The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create Thomas Edison