This is A.G. Lafley’s guidebook. Shouldn’t it be yours as well?Winning CEO A.G. Lafley is now back at the helm of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. If you want to know the strategy he’ll use to restore P&G to its former dominance, read this book.
"The P&G Story"
After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.
"Great performance with a classic"
Roger Martin looks beyond the actions of great leaders. He says the lessons we really need to learn come from what goes on in their heads - particularly the way they creatively build on the tensions among conflicting ideas.
"A waste of time"
Roger L. Martin, a professor and the former dean at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, writes about how a detailed plan may be comforting, but it’s not a strategy.
Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, reports on the evidence that suggests shareholders actually do better when firms put the customer first � rather than trying to maximizing shareholder value.
Focus on habit instead. A theory of cumulative advantage.
Social entrepreneurship has emerged over the past several decades as a way to identify and bring about potentially transformative societal change. A hybrid of government intervention and pure business entrepreneurship, social ventures can address problems that are too narrow in scope to spark legislative activism or to attract private capital.
A combination of restraint and innovation could help solve the environmental crisis.
Roger L. Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2013, writes about how to rein in the dynamic that enriches executives and financiers – at everyone else’s expenses.
The June 2007 HBR begins with "If You Love Your Information, Set It Free" by David Weinberger which explains why you should embrace information aggregation. Then, in this month's cover story, Roger Martin says it's not enough to mimic the actions of great leaders - you need to really figure out how they think. Jonathan Zittrain says there's a way to keep the Internet safe without entirely sapping it of creative potential. Then learn how to develop a broader talent base in your company.