Niels Christian Laursen

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Sorry Google; These Marketers Actually Enjoy Being Evil

When Google went public in 2004, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin defined their company’s culture with the phrase: “Don’t be evil.” That advice has become a touchstone in Silicon Valley, invoked both earnestly and ironically. Now two Internet marketers have turned the phrase inside-out: running …

Silicon Valley

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually <i>is</i> strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion.<p>Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in …


Corporate Governance 2.0

Although corporate governance is a hot topic in boardrooms today, it is a relatively new field of study. Its roots can be traced back to the seminal work of Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means in the 1930s, but the field as we now know it emerged only in the 1970s. Achieving best practices has been …

Wall Street Journal