On October 15, 1967, bass player Steve Boone took the Ed Sullivan Show stage for the final time, with his band The Lovin' Spoonful. Since forming in a Greenwich Village hotel in early 1965, Boone and his bandmates had released an astounding nine Top 20 singles, the first seven of which hit the Billboard Top 10, including the iconic Boone cowrites "Summer in the City" and "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice".
First, Linda Gratton and Tamara Erickson explain why even the largest and most complex teams can work together effectively if the right conditions are in place. Next, Robert Pozen discusses how buyout firms can see opportunity for value enhancement in five key areas - and how to beat them to the punch. Then, Joseph L. Bower shows how the most successful CEOs, on balance, are those who are developed inside the company, but manage to retain an outside perspective.