Perspectives

What’s wrong with internal corporate venturing and how to fix it?

What’s wrong with internal corporate venturing and how to fix it?

I've been consulting on intra-company venturing for over 20 years, through three economic cycles, and with dozens of Fortune 500 clients. Typically, ventures are started during a technology inflection, such as the original dot com, web 2.0 or SaaS; with the intention...

Lean Scaleup: solving the corporate business building dilemma

Lean Scaleup: solving the corporate business building dilemma

The basic premise of new business building is that the parent assets can be leveraged to support growth. That is what creates an advantage over greenfield startups.   Leverageable assets include capital, salesforce, customer accounts, brand, technology, and business...

The Corporate Start-Up Sweet Spot

The Corporate Start-Up Sweet Spot

The corporate start-up sweet spot is where an internal venture provides corporate fit and stretch, in terms of markets, strategic learning, and business model. The rationale for corporate start-ups is that large companies have a resource advantage over...

How to turn disruption into an advantage

How to turn disruption into an advantage

‘Disruption’ sounds painful, and it is when you are running a business that suddenly finds itself losing profit and market share to a competitor providing a product or service that makes yours look expensive or obsolete. Harvard Business School professor Clayton...

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Being Strategic

Learn and understand the importance of strategic thinking for an individual, for a team dynamic and the organization.

What does ‘being strategic’ actually mean?

What does ‘being strategic’ actually mean?

'Being strategic', in an organizational context, means three things:1. Thinking strategically2. Acting strategically3. Leading strategically Thinking StrategicallyThinking strategically is what most people associated with 'being strategic'. And it is true: cognition...

Doing Strategy For Real

Doing Strategy For Real

Strategy is like sport: there are more pundits than players... People love talking about strategy, what it is and isn't, whether formulation or execution is more important, what the difference is between strategy and tactics, and so on.   But how many people...

Just do it!

Just do it!

The most strategic business people I know, don't know anything about strategy. At least in terms of knowing about formal strategy theories and frameworks. They just do strategy: they watch and listen to everything going on in their market, think a lot about how to do...

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Key Strategy Influencers

Roger Martin

Former Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto | Renowned author of several strategy books

Cynthia Montgomery

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School | Renowned author of several strategy books

Yves Doz

Professor of strategic management at INSEAD | Renowned author of several strategy books