The Lords of Strategy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-03
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr
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Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy.

Author Biography

Walter Kiechel III has been the editorial director of Harvard Business Publishing and the managing editor at Fortune magazine. He has written articles and columns on all aspects of business, and is the author of a previous book, Office Hours: A Guide to the Managerial Life (Little, Brown, 1989). He received AB, MBA, and JD degrees from Harvard, and served five years in the U.S. Navy.

Table of Contents

Preface: Three Common Beliefs to Be Discardedp. ix
Strategy as a Case to Be Crackedp. 1
Bruce Henderson Defines the Subjectp. 13
The Experience Curve Delivers a Shockp. 31
Loading the Matrixp. 47
What Bill Bain Wantedp. 75
Waking Up McKinseyp. 95
Michael Porter Encounters the Surrealp. 117
The Human Stainp. 139
The Paradigm That Failed?p. 159
Struggling to Make Something Actually Happenp. 171
Breaking the World into Finer Piecesp. 185
The Wizards of Finance Disclose Strategy's True Purposep. 201
How Competencies Came to Be Corep. 227
The Revolution Conquers the Worldp. 255
Three Versions of Strategy as Peoplep. 283
And Where Was Strategy When the Global Financial System Collapsed?p. 303
Coda: The Future of Strategyp. 319
Notesp. 329
Apologies and Thanksp. 331
Indexp. 335
About the Authorp. 347
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