Category Archives: Books

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

By Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes & Janmejaya Sinha You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving a competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue

Connecting the Dots: Aligning Projects With Objectives in Unpredictable Times

By Cathleen Benko Organizations are struggling for greater return on their multibillion-dollar technology and project-related investments. Individual projects may be useful, but when examined collectively, they often work at cross-purposes, duplicate each other’s efforts, or aim for obsolescing business objectives. And all are competing for scarce resources. In today’s earnings-driven business environment, companies must look

Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation

By William Ulrich & Neal McWhorter  Organizations have grown so complex in recent years that it is difficult to visualize or understand how all of the parts fit together. At the same time, executives want to reshape and transform their organizations to be more competitive and more customer-centric. This requires that executives across business units

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

By A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies. Now two of today’s best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy—explaining what it’s for, how to think about it,

Business Architecture: The Missing Link in Strategy Formulation, Implementation and Execution

By Pierre Hadaya & Bernard Gagnon Praise for the book “Pierre Hadaya and Bernard Gagnon offer readers a practical and inspiring handbook for bridging the gap between formulating, implementing and executing an organization’s strategy. Let yourselves be seduced by this refreshing manifesto for business architecture.” Prof. Yves Pigneur, HEC Lausanne. Author with Alex Osterwalder of “Business

The Network Imperative: How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models

By Barry Libert, Megan Beck & Jerry Wind Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn’t unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars.

The Business Architecture Quick Guide: A Brief Guide for GameChangers

By Business Architecture Guild Maybe you heard someone mention business architecture in a passing conversation or in a planning meeting? Perhaps you’ve heard stories of a financial services company in Scandinavia, government agencies in the UK, a bank in the Netherlands, a global shipping company, or a major U.S. airline using business architecture to enact