Strategy, Plans, And Running With The Bulls

Scott Edinger , July 18, 2014 Comments

I’m on a flight back to the USA from Spain, where a few days ago on July 14th, I was running with the bulls in Pamplona. The running of the bulls is part of the Festival of San Fermin, which has been held annually since the middle ages, honoring the patron saint of the city. I ran on the last day of the festival with a small group of friends. On the return flight home I couldn’t help but r...

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Running With The Bulls

Digital Strategy Bringing Buzz To Local Primary Races

Editorial, July 17, 2014 Comments

The primary race for Bexar County judge, U.S. House District 23 representative and Texas District 25 senator are shaping up in the digital realm.

From hashtags to Pinterest boards, the candidates are reaching out to audiences using these new platforms in a variety of ways.The importance of a digital strategy is showing up in local, statewide and national races.

County Judge

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Local Primary Races

Why Do Good Strategies Go Bad?

Cesare Mainardi, July 15, 2014 Comments

When it comes time to take corporate strategy from paper to pavement, things are falling apart for far too many companies. We took the pulse of 500 senior executives at companies with revenues ranging from US$500 million to more than $10 billion. Shockingly, 55 percent told us they’re worried their companies are not focused on executing their strategy. And what good is a strategy if it never com...

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Positive to Negative

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Large Company Innovation

Rick Smith, July 14, 2014 Comments

Commercializing innovations – creating net new businesses repeatedly and at scale – is the business challenge of our time.  In the last two years, I have spoken privately with over 100 public company Chief Executives, and nearly every one of them is focused on growth – and specifically, net new organic growth.  They fret over the expectations they have committed to the mark...

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Large Company Innovation

Marketing On The Move: Incorporating Mobiles Into Your Strategy

Sophie Butcher, July 11, 2014 Comments

Technology moves at a fast pace these days, and businesses need to follow developments to make the most of the marketing potential that these advancements offer. The latest and most profound developments in online technology are in the use of mobile phones.

Society is moving towards increasingly using smartphones or Wi-Fi tablets to access the internet, and is leaving laptops and PCs at home. ...

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Marketing On The Move

The Only Viable Strategy Is to Adapt

Greg Satell, July 10, 2014 Comments

Most managers take it for granted that the world has become much more volatile and complex and that we need to constantly adapt. The days when we could simply plan and execute a strategy and hope to effectively compete are long gone.

So it was notable, to say the least, when Roger Martin recently wrote in Harvard Business Review that he thinks that all the talk about adaptive strategy is a cop...

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Viable Strategies For Adaption

Strategic Planning

Comments Scott Edinger , July 18, 2014

Bringing Buzz

Comments Editorial, July 17, 2014

Good Strategies Going Bad

Comments Cesare Mainardi, July 15, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins

Comments Rick Smith, July 14, 2014

White Papers

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Issue 2

    George Hill, Friday, July 19, 2013   // Comments

    Welcome to issue two of Chief Strategy Officer.

    This issue includes:

    - Business Strategy Lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson
    - Stategic Innovation Through Collaboration
    - Is Technology or Strategy leading us forward?
    - An interview with Olivier Ysewijn,Chief Strategy Officer at Mobistar
    - How can c...

  • Chief Strategy Officer Magazine, Issue 1

    George Hill, Friday, July 19, 2013   // Comments

    In this issue we explore the issues affecting company leaders and those working within strategic functions.

    In this issue: 

    - Yulia Ivanova discusses the benefits of a solid content strategy
    - George Hill talks to Robert Harles, Bloomberg's head of Social Media
    - Nicholas Barton looks at the ne...

  • Human-Capital Strategies in a Slow Recovery

    Matt Surka, Monday, November 05, 2012   // Comments

    After an economic near-collapse, a tepid recovery, and persistent uncertainty through- out the world, no one could blame a CFO for feeling like nothing ever gets less difficult but more important. For companies in this economic environment, the most important tasks seem only to become more difficult. This is certainly true for workf...



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