In my previous blog I started a series of blogs on ‘What strategy is not’. That blog’s topic was ‘Strategy is not warfare‘. This week I shall argue that strategy doesn’t equal planning. When you read the average strategy textbook you might be strongly inclined to think that strategy is all about careful planning: you…Details
In a recent study, MIT and Deloitte found that the digital transformation in successful companies is driven by their strategy. And, perhaps more striking, they also found that employees – particularly the best – prefer to work for companies that embrace digitalization and walk away from companies that don’t. This further increases the pressure to take digitalization…Details
An interesting article from Roger Martin in Harvard Business Review about the popular assumption that strategy needs to be adaptive nowadays because our world has become more VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) than ever before. A grounded view on strategy that puts things into perspective. And it aligns perfectly with our view and our…Details
Simply the best book on strategy :). By one of NSG’s co-founders Jeroen Kraaijenbrink. A bit of self-promotion, but this book gives you a good glimpse into our Grounded Strategy Approach. Description (back cover): In this first part of ‘The Strategy Handbook’ Jeroen Kraaijenbrink offers a refreshing and practical approach to strategy generation in…Details
Get an in-depth insight into the inner working of the world’s most famous consulting firm: McKinsey. Informative, insightful, and a bit frightening. Also a good introduction into what New Strategy Group is not. Description (back cover): They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our…Details
As New Strategy Group we care about strategy – a lot. Therefore, it is useful to talk a little about what we actually mean with it. Or, maybe even more important, about what we don’t mean with it. This should be helpful for at least three reasons: Discussing what strategy is not, challenges some commonly held…Details
Learn from a few advices from Sir Richard Branson on how to start a business.
The bottom-line: starting and running a business is all about people and about being willing to let things go.