0616 | Donald Sull & Kathleen Eisenhardt

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Donald Sull is a global expert on strategy and execution in turbulent markets. He is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kathleen Eisenhardt is the S.

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Randy’s Six Rules for Selecting Business Books – (with insight from the book Simple Rules by Sull & Eisenhardt)

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Mostly plants.” Here is some advice from the helpful book Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex… Read More Randy’s Six Rules for Selecting Business Books – (with insight from the book Simple Rules by Sull & Eisenhardt). We all need some rules to follow. Simple rules – easy to remember, easy to follow. Not too complex; not too many. Like this simple rule about healthy eating from Michael Pollan: “Eat food. Not too much.

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The Power of Your Word

Lead Change Blog

Sull HBR integrity Leadership Michael JensenPosted in Leadership Development Barry wasn’t happy that his boss put him through the 360 evaluation process. He was even unhappier after receiving the feedback. In fact, he was shocked, angry and disbelieving. There was no way he was unethical, thoughtless or lacking in credibility and integrity. In following the trail of bread crumbs to the root cause of [.]. Leadership Development Commitment credibility Donald N.

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How and Why Market Anomalies and Incongruities Can Reveal 10 Clues to Business Opportunity

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In it, Donald Sull shares his insights concerning how and why market anomalies and incongruities may point the way to the next breakthrough strategy, thence to a wealth of business opportunities. Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article that appears in strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company.

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The Upside of Turbulence: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunities in an Uncertain World Donald Sull HarperBusiness (2009) How and why “agile absorption” is essential when seizing the upside of turbulence in the global marketplace Donald Sull provides a brilliant analysis of a process that continues throughout the world as I now compose and then you read this brief [.].

The early-warning signals of active inertia

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In one of the most valuable business books written in recent years, The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunity in an Uncertain World published by HarperBusiness, Donald Sull describes what he characterizes as active inertia: “the tendency of well-established organizations to respond to changes by accelerating activities that succeeded in the past.

Simple Rules for a Complex World

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Bob's blog entries América Latina Logística (ALL) “Strategy as Simple Rules” (January 2001) Cisco Donald Sull HarperBusiness Harvard Business Review blog HBR HBR email alerts Intel Kathleen M. Eisenhardt for the Harvard Business Review blog. 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.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris: Week of 11/19/12

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Perkins Donald Sull Forbes magazine Glassdoor Harvard Business Review Inc. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Managing Global Innovation: Frameworks for Integrating Capabilities Around the World Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition (Second Edition) Dennis N. Perkins with [.].

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Execupundit

From Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. The Sixty-Seventh Combat Support Hospital, located 250 miles northwest of Baghdad, was not like most hospitals. For starters, the doctors carried guns. As officers in the U.S. Army, the physicians were required to wear sidearms, which were deposited in a lockbox before every shift. The hospital often treated Iraqi insurgents, who were known to spit in attending physicians' faces as they received treatment.

Simple Rules and Busking

CEO Blog

I recently listened to a book - Simple Rules - How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull. I know one of the best geniuses for writers or marketers is to simplify and Sull does that well in this book.

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Consider the recent article, “ Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It “ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in the March 2015 issue of HBR. It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed.

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Business Competition Has Not Gotten Fiercer

Harvard Business Review

Puzzling anecdotes abound: Microsoft has missed out on a series of new products in the past decade, yet as Don Sull points out , it continues to be highly profitable. Taking a cue from Don Sull, we can distinguish between two types of competition.

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Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t

Harvard Business Review

Yet, according to Donald Sull’s research in the March issue of HBR, almost half of top executives cannot connect the dots between their company’s strategic priorities; and two out of three middle managers say they simply do not understand their strategic direction.

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Is It Better to Be Strategic or Opportunistic?

Harvard Business Review

I spoke with contributor Don Sull , who teaches strategy at MIT and the London Business School, about the tension between scholars who put sustainable competitive advantage at the center of strategy and those who argue that some industries are changing too quickly to allow for sustained performance.

What Is Strategy, Again?

Harvard Business Review

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.

Before You Agree to Take on New Work, Ask 3 Questions

Harvard Business Review

” Donald Sull and Dominic Houlder suggest creating a worksheet with four columns. During the 2009 recession, I took a high-profile job with a marketing agency. On the surface, it looked like a dream opportunity. The clients were big, the pay was excellent, and given the economic climate at the time, I considered myself lucky. No, the work didn’t excite me, but what would people think if I turned it down?

Simplify Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Donald Sull , London Business School professor, poses three questions to break down complex strategies into actionable steps. For more, see the article Simple Rules for a Complex World. Communication Execution Strategy