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Protruding glass boxes offer ocean views from Russet Residence by Splyce Design

This Vancouver house by Canadian studio Splyce Design comprises a stack of glazed boxes set into a hillside, designed to maximise ocean views and …

The New Yorker: Battle Of The Strategy Titans

Regard the drama unfolding at Harvard Business School (HBS). Last month, the New York Times noted the irony in having two famous strategy professors—Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen—unable to agree on the strategy HBS should adopt in dealing with the emergence of massive open online courses …

Strategy Isn’t What You Say, It’s What You Do

You sometimes hear managers complain that their organization has no strategy. This isn’t true. Every organization has a strategy: its strategy is what it does. Think about it. Every organization competes in a particular place, in a particular way, and with a set of capabilities and management …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

What the Scarcity of Women in Business Case Studies Really Looks Like

“The school owed you better, and I promise it will be better,” Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria told an alumni audience in January, acknowledging and apologizing for the school’s problematic past concerning gender equity. He then pledged to double the number of business case studies that …

The Status Quo Is Risky, Too

Are you ever frustrated by teammates who cling to the past while you try to introduce novel ideas or new strategies? If your ideas are met with choruses of “that will never work,” “we can’t take that risk,” “let’s just stick with the plan,” your teammates are likely falling prey to a common …

Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee: The Second Machine Age

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Are You Confusing Strategy with Planning?

Most people agree that the two strongest human urges are survival and procreation, but there is very little consensus on the next most powerful. I believe it’s the need to succeed. Humans hate to fail — hate it more than almost anything else.<p>But what about all the people in the world who apparently …

Learn about our approach | Discover the potential of a capabilities-driven strategy

Our approach<p>Gain sustainable advantage using a capabilities-driven strategy<p>We know why strategies fail: They fail when companies don’t give …

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

Kiddie coders: How Kodable, Play-i, and Hello Ruby are grooming elementary programmers

Startups shine light on importance of teaching children programming fundamentals through storytelling and games.<p>"Magical."<p>It was the word three …

The Illusion That Makes It Sound Like a Pitch Is Constantly Rising

Discovered by the same people who brought you the modern computer<p>I just found Meara O’Reily’s tremendous and long-running Tumblr of audio illusions. At the top is one of my favorite aural phenomena: The shepherd scale.<p>You can listen to an example here:<p>The Shepherd scale gives the sensation of a …

Benevolent Sexism at WorkJournal of Management - Eden B. King, Whitney Botsford, Michelle R. Hebl, Stephanie Kazama, Jeremy F. Dawson, Andrew Perkins, 2012

Nutella Liqueur Is the Most Delicious Booze Ever

Nutella makes everything better -even booze. If you want to enjoy enjoy the delicious flavor of hazelnut and chocolate with vodka, you won't want to …