Nailing "R&D" in "normal" organizations

Some companies are really research intensive. Big Pharma. Chemical companies that produce complex products. Some Consumer Goods or Consumer Electronics firms.  But many organizations that aren't research intensive, still...Read more

"New" Strategy vs "Old" Strategy

We've been doing a lot of "New Strategy" work (yes, we've written about this before), involving typically one or two-day workshops with senior management and the Board, to focus...Read more

Risk Management with Analytics and Technology

An interesting thing is happening in Risk Management at the confluence of Analytics, Big Data, and Technology. And it's changing the way auditors, risk managers, and many operational executives...Read more

Big Projects and Delays

So it’s useful again to look at big projects, and the consequences of delays. Big projects, for many reasons, have complex risk profiles (see ...Read more

Strategy, Kodak and Apple

We have been doing a lot of what we call the “New Strategy” these days.  “Old Strategy” was a planning-heavy function, that took weeks or months, did many levels...Read more

HP Abandons Consumer Electronics - then Not!

Update - Dec 2011 - After an internal review, HP rescinded its decision to leave the personal computer business, recognizing that this compromise their economies of scale in their...Read more