What’s So New about the New Economy?

When Netscape launched in the early 1990s, we started moving into the economy driven by open innovation, knowledge, and networks. The Internet is our first interactive mass medium, and it is completely changing the way in which our economy operates.

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Strategic Doing and the 5 Phases of the S-Curve

Some years ago, Deming told us, “if you can’t describe what you’re doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” This is where scholars run into trouble. They might have the conceptual insights to describe a process, but they don’t finish “the last mile”. They stumble on the HOW. They can’t tell you how to apply the theory they are describing. 

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A Practitioner’s Model of Ecosystems

Ecosystems fascinate scholars. New publications are skyrocketing. Yet, when it comes to understanding ecosystems and how they form, scholars can quickly get wrapped around the axle. A practitioner perspective is more helpful.

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Wicked Problems Require a Different Approach

Have you ever picked up the wrong tool to do a job? Perhaps a screwdriver too big or pliers too small? That’s happening every day in our organizations, as leaders reach for the wrong tools to address the challenges they face. Let me explain. 

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Creating a Safe Place

Strategic conversations answer the two key questions of strategy. Where are we going? How will we get there? These conversations require a psychologically safe space. 

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