Strategy

Winning Strategies for Tackling Supply Chain Disruptions

Veteran practitioner and Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih helps organizations streamline systems so they…

Optimize Your New Workplace With These Insights

New book by globally recognized HR expert and Wharton Professor Peter Cappelli helps leaders make…

COVID Is Not Going Away. Here’s a Strategy for Living With It.

Top epidemiologists explain why new, more transmissible and deadlier variants are gaining strength and what…

Leadership Must Change as Employees Return to the Office

MIT’s Hal Gregersen says the best way to manage transition is to help employees adapt…

Going Back Better Means Going Back Digital

George Westerman, MIT’s pioneering digital transformation strategist, is helping leaders drive competitive advantage through technology.

Smart Leaders Build Climate Solutions Into Their Business Plans

New book co-edited by climate strategist Katharine Wilkinson offers business leaders and citizens hopeful solutions,…

A New Workplace Model: What to Consider

Psychological safety expert and business professor Constance Hadley helps leaders weigh decisions around a safe…

Prepare Your Retail Strategy for Constant Change

Barbara Kahn’s bestselling book has been updated for the COVID world. Here’s what you need…

Exponentially Scale Business with an AI-Centered Operating Model

Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani’s live case study shows how an AI-enabled operating model…

Responsible Growth Is Not Just a Trend – It’s Critical to Long-term Success

HBS Professor George Serafeim, the world’s foremost expert on ESG issues, offers a unique opportunity…

A Nobel Laureate’s Optimistic Economic Outlook

Emerging technologies, innovation and charter cities are our best hope for a stronger future, says…

To Successfully Pivot, Broaden Your Brand’s Story

Companies with umbrella ambitions, not narrow solutions, are better able to pivot during disruption, says…

Top Experts Help Firms Prepare for Unpredictable Future

To rebuild economies, decision makers in every sector must address issues around global trade, leadership…

Reclaiming America’s Status as the Envy of the World

“It’s time to rethink our economy and repair our broken system,” says strategy guru Roger…

Grow Your Market Without Selling Products

Marco Bertini and his co-author outline a powerful framework to understand modern business models and…

Cass Sunstein’s New Book Offers a Fresh Take on Info Sharing

In his highly anticipated new book, Sunstein offers leaders a powerful message: When delivering information,…

Maximize Profits by Increasing Wages

MIT strategist Zeynep Ton shows you how to gain a competitive edge while simultaneously satisfying…

Innovative Culture Reality Check: Is It Time to Evaluate Yours?

In his award-winning HBR article, Gary Pisano explains why seemingly paradoxical management tactics lead to…

These Inspirational Women Are Redesigning the Business World

Elevating women at work isn’t courageous, it’s smart for business. Meet the experts fueling change.

Big Growth: Your Strategy Needs These Tools in 2020

You’re charged with leading growth in 2020. It starts with creating a culture of sustained…

Challenging the Culture: A New Mindset for Auditors and Corporate Boards

Low public trust in corporate governance threatens the future of capitalism. Fixing it requires building…

The Truth About Corruption: We’re Addressing the Wrong Problem

In a viral TED Talk, Efosa Ojomo makes a compelling case for innovation — and…

10 Stern Experts Nominated for Thinkers50 Award

Transform your business strategy with the work of these exceptional thought leaders.

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Startups with Gary Pisano

On episode 23 of the Minds Worth Meeting podcast, Harvard’s Gary Pisano argues that big…

6 Essential Business Books for 2019

Our clients aren’t just in the news. They are the news.

Want to Lead? You Need to Read! 4 Books to Gift This Holiday Season

2018 was a rollercoaster ride for business. These four books are sure to put your…

How to Use Big Data to Maximize Growth

Ben Waber shows organizations how to measure productivity and culture through data collection and use…

Practical Ways to Overcome the Barriers of Transformation

What are the biggest obstacles to driving your company’s transformation? Too often, leaders think of…

Big Companies Can Master Innovation. Here’s How.

What is the biggest obstacle to large companies innovating and disrupting their industries? It may…

Technology is Widening the Skills Gap. Here’s How to Bridge It.

A report by McKinsey indicates that 62 percent of executives believe they will need to…

The Apple Model: Behind the Scenes of a Trillion-Dollar Company

In a New York Times op-ed, Mihir Desai argues that Apple’s business model has massive…

How to Dominate in the Digital Age by Reinventing Your Business Model

In an updated version of his acclaimed book, Mark Johnson shows companies how to capture…

The Key to Design Is Lifestyle, Not Just Convenience

Beth Altringer shows that creating products people want depends on understanding needs and desirability.

How to Embrace the Challenge of Change – And Build a Growth Company

NEW to Stern: Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis challenges convention in an endlessly disruptive international…

How Do Successful CEOs Spend Their Time?

In a Harvard Business Review article, Michael E. Porter and Nitin Nohria reveal how executive…

How to Develop a Hospital Technology Innovation Strategy

In a new Harvard Business Review article, Robert S. Kaplan and co-authors reveal how to…

Can Zuckerberg Rescue Facebook…And Our Privacy?

Jonathan Zittrain explains how Facebook can recover public trust and build a new model of…

Choose to Win: Tackle Your Strategy Challenge Head On

Roger Martin doesn’t just make good strategy possible; he makes it simple, practical and fun.

Emerging from the Prosperity Paradox: The Future of Latin America’s Development

Efosa Ojomo offers the key to creating prosperity in developing nations.

3 Lessons Learned from the Strategyzer Methodology

Stern Strategy Group Senior Vice President Tara Baumgarten reveals how Alex Osterwalder made her a…

Augmented Reality Strategy: Why Every Company Needs It

In the November-December issue of Harvard Business Review, award-winning author and Harvard business professor, Michael…

Why Every Company Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Toys"R”Us, Kodak, Nokia, and Blackberry were well-managed, exemplary leaders in their industries – until they…

Customer (Dis)Orientation. It’s Why Your Revenue Strategy Isn’t Working

It’s a common mistake. Instinct often compels marketers to position their company – or its…

Our Political System is Failing. Michael Porter Has Solutions.

Year after year, Congress fails to reach consensus on important issues, the electorate screams for…

How to Compete in a Crowded Industry – And Win

From traditional drive-throughs to food trucks, the fast-food landscape has never been more crowded or…

When You Must Choose Between Core and New Customers

Price communicates. Your brand messages might say to your customers, “We value you,” but your…

Innovation in the 21st Century

Companies struggle with innovation, and Greg Bernarda believes he knows why. They’re still operating in…

The Middle Market Is Booming. Here’s Why.

Want good economic news? Look to the American middle market.

Marco Bertini On The Art – and Value – of Pricing

Every business must price what it sells. It’s inescapable and indispensable – and deeply misunderstood.…

Apple’s Long War of Attrition

Apple is fighting a long, grinding campaign. Their goal is the adoption of Apple Pay,…

What Job Does Iced Coffee Do? A Case Study

Taddy Hall and Karen Dillon, partners of Jobs Theory creator Clay Christensen, team up to…

How and Why You Should Talk About Growth

If your venture is located outside of one of the traditionally entrepreneurial mega-cities (Boston, Bangalore,…

Why Should Anyone Care About Your Product? Creating a Value Proposition

Why does your product or service matter to your customer? What aspects of it are…

The New Generation of Innovators

In Rwanda, more than 80% of the population lives in homes with a dirt floor.…

Why Should Anyone Care About Your Product? Creating a Value Proposition

Do you really understand what your product means to your customer?

Negotiation Mastery: Unlocking Value in the Real World

Negotiation is an essential part of everyday life; in business, it’s critical to success. Michael…

Guru on Project Management Takes a Look at the Cost of Trump’s Wall

Building a wall would be one thing, says Bent Flyvbjerg, but maintaining it quite another.

What Photography Can Teach You About Innovation

“We don’t often think of leaders as artisans, but like good craftspeople, good leaders go…

Creating Shared Value In New Markets

What can your organization accomplish by creating shared value? It can help change the world…

Hire this book. You’ll be a better innovator.

Last year, companies collectively spent $680 billion gambling on R&D. And for the most part,…

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Tesla

There’s no question Tesla is a remarkable brand. Just the name evokes emotionally charged responses…

Customers Can’t Be Satisfied. Here’s How to Infatuate Them Instead.

Trying to satisfy your customers is a misguided mission. There is no such thing as…

Stop Gambling on Innovation with These 4 Questions

You’re on a mission to know more about your customers. Stop. The extraordinary variety and…

How Refugees Can Boost Your Business, Not Burden It

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded –…

How to Stay Competitive in the Middle Market

Middle children. Middle class. Middle market. None of them get enough attention – but according…

The Truth about China’s Growth and Why It Matters

On the surface, China’s dominance seems a given. The country’s GDP is likely to surpass…

Why Well Run Companies Still Fail

In life, you can do everything right and still fail. Same goes for business. A…

How Do You Measure Value?

The first line of Robert Kaplan’s 1996 seminal book reads, “Imagine entering the cockpit of…

Lessons from Hollywood: A New Approach to Funding R&D

Companies find it increasingly challenging to justify long-term, risky R&D investments. Innovation and strategy expert…

The Rise of the Data Scientist: Why Companies Need to Hire and Retain Analytical Talent

As Big Data continues to change the way we live and work, companies are recognizing…

The Third Industrial Revolution is Here – and It’s Changing How Companies Function

Smart thermostats control an array of home devices, transmitting usage data back to manufacturers. Networked…

The World in 2050: Urban, Crowded and Full of Possibility

By the middle of this century, global population will reach nearly 10 billion people, consuming…

Fracking Core to U.S. Competitiveness, Says Michael Porter

Whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a force for good or evil is one of America’s…

You Need an Innovation Strategy

It is a rare CEO who doesn’t list innovation as a top priority. But innovation…

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Interviewed by Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”

As the U.S. infrastructure crisis reaches a fever pitch in news coverage, public opinion and…

Michael Porter on How Smart, Connected Products are Ushering in a New Era of Competition

“How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition” just published on Harvard Business Review’s website. Read…

Don’t Just Show Me the Money. Michael Porter on Measuring Social Progress.

Robert F. Kennedy once said a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) measures “everything except that…

Do You Want to Be Exceptional? Follow the Rules!

Some believe rules are made to be broken; others consider rules mere suggestions for when…

The Power – and Limits – of Globalization

For all of our talk about globalization, are we really as connected as we think?…

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Blazes New Path for Social Business and Innovation

Sure, every single business and sector is being disrupted. But where will we find the…

The Promise – and Progress – of Health Care’s Strategy Shift

While the controversies and political differences in Washington have captured the attention of most health…

Can Business Become an Engine for Sustainable Growth? It’s Not Only Possible, It’s Imperative

Corporate credibility continues to deteriorate. Global natural resources are scarcer than ever. And for many…

Harvard’s Porter and Kanter on Restoring U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. competitiveness is indeed at a crossroads. Confidence in the country’s leadership position is waning…