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BOOK REVIEW: “Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World” by Michael A. Cusumano

coverStaying Power is a dense and extremely well researched book. It is not for the faint hearted. Cusumano reportedly spent over 25 years researching some of the world’s largest and most successful companies and was an advisor to more than 100 firms.  The book looks in depth as the strategies adopted by companies such as Google, Intel, Apple, JVC, Toyota, and Microsoft.

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BOOK REVIEW: “Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change” by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak (2005)

Cover“Making Strategy Work” is a fairly long, but easily readable book, by Lawrence Hrebiniak, a professor at Wharton University, and consultant.  The book draws on the author’s 25 years’ experience of teaching senior executives, and the underlying premise that runs throughout it is that, while setting a strategy is a good thing, it is the execution that is crucial for the success of an organization.  Successful execution requires that a company looks very closely at such things, as power within the firms, and how to manage change. 

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