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Five Acts That Help Leaders Bring Their Strategies To Life
This article about Strategy&'s new book Strategy That Works features insights from co-author Paul Leinwand and Ashley Unwin, UK & EMEA Consulting Leader at full article on >


To improve hiring, understand your culture
The Economist
"A new book, Strategy That Works, by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, offers a perspective on how companies can create value in the long term, underscoring the importance of culture."read full article on >


5 Steps To Closing The Gap Between Strategy And Execution
A review of our new book Strategy That Works says: "Much has been reviewed and written about how to execute ideas, but few tomes have actually turned the research into a story of how human failings and foibles come into play and how they can often be part of a successful effort. Until now."read full article on >


Bridging the Gap
Business Today India
"How does one go about executing the strategy that will lead to the final objective? Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi and Art Kleiner - authors of Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap - have provided a great framework to overcome this conundrum of successful implementation."read full article on >


The art and craft of business strategy
The Hindu Business Line
A review of Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap states: "The explanations are detailed and give us a glimpse into the minds of these great companies and what has made them successful. For these alone, it is worth getting hold of a copy and keeping it for regular reading."read full article on >


16 New Books For Creative Leaders To Begin In 2016
Our new book Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close The Strategy-to-Execution Gap was among the books that made the list. "How do the best companies in the world consistently and successfully connect strategy and execution? The authors share the results of their worldwide research on the question, starting with the development and alignment of the right capabilities – and then offering five key principles for more focused and effective execution."read full article on >


Opinion: 5 strategies that make Apple, Amazon and Starbucks successful
Read a MarketWatch opinion piece written by Paul Leinwand, global managing director, Capabilities-Driven Strategy and Growth, at Strategy& and Cesare Mainardi, former CEO of Booz & Co. and Strategy&, co-authors of our new book Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close The Strategy-to-Execution full article on >


Book excerpt: Strategy That Works
"In Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close The Strategy-to-Execution Gap, authors Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi delineate a five-point plan to implement a business strategy effectively."read full article on >


The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know
"Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant. That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi in their new book, Strategy That Works."read full article on >


Editor’s Choice: Strategy That Works
800 CEO Read
"You might expect a book coming from institutions like the Harvard Business Review and consulting firm Strategy& to be a bit traditional, safe, or stodgy. But Paul Leinwand and Cesare R. Mainardi, along with Art Kleiner, have written a book that upends that expectation, disenchants the reader with the strategy dogma of the day, and replaces it with a new proposition."read full article on >


Develop your company’s cross-functional capabilities
Harvard Business Review
"In this excerpt from their new book, Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why distinctive capabilities are vital to success, and address a fundamental question that many companies overlook: How to bring these capabilities to scale, so that every part of the enterprise can call on them."read full article on >


Innovation's New World Order
In this Forbes article, lead author of Strategy&'s Global Innovation 1000 Barry Jaruzelski discusses the results of the 2015 study: Asia became the top destination for corporate R&D spend while Europe dropped to third, a complete reversal from when the data was first examined in full article on >


Africa Business Today: Part 3 on Capabilities in Africa
BusinessDay TV
BusinessDay TV interviews Strategy& Partner at PwC, Jorge Camarate, on how multinationals are successfully tackling growth in Africa. This interview is a result of the latest Strategy& viewpoint on African capabilities, titled Creating value in full article on >


A huge global shift in corporate R&D spending
CBS MoneyWatch
In an interview with CBS Moneywatch, Strategy&'s Global Innovation 1000 lead author Barry Jaruzelski discusses his thoughts on the results of the 2015 study, Innovation's New World Order, including the shift in destination of R&D funds, the pace at which this shift occurred, and where R&D is moving full article on >


Asia is now the top destination for corporate R&D spending
This Fortune article focuses on Asia becoming the top destination for corporate R&D spending. Strategy&'s 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, Innovation's New World Order, is the basis for the article, which discusses the globalization of R&D, the study's annual examination of Top R&D spenders and results of its survey of senior R&D executives, naming the Most Innovative full article on >


Push for big data escalates as viewers tune out of traditional TV
The Financial Times
This Financial Times article highlights the challenges of measuring viewership figures across traditional broadcast mediums as more viewers explore different ways to view content. Strategy&’s recent report titled ‘The Digital Future of Creative Europe’ is referenced noting that: “If the service is of value to consumers, they will continue to shift their time to these sites — and the advertising money will ultimately follow.”read full article on >


Change at the top comes with a cost
The Financial Times
This Financial Times article highlights the findings of the 15th Strategy& Chief Executive Study which shows that even planned appointments of CEOs hit total shareholder returns. The study looks at chief executive succession in the world’s 2,500 largest quoted companies by market value. Per-Ola Karlsson, a senior partner at Strategy&, says any change at the top ‘creates a lack of clarity at a company, resulting in a loss of momentum and things stalling or slowing down’.read full article on >


Leaders: is it better to breed your own?
The Financial Times
The Financial Times cites the findings of Strategy&’s 2014 Chief Executive Study which examines chief executive turnover at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. The research finds that 78% of new male chief executives were insiders, while for women that number was full article on >


The new secret to boost sales performance
Harvard Business Review
In a by-lined article by the Harvard Business Review, Jorg Niessing and James Walker from Strategy& talk about how technological advances in recent years have resulted in three major trends that have revolutionised the business world; Big Data, Digitisation, and Client-Centricity. These trends have changed the types and amounts of data that can be collected, and have encouraged the use of analytical methods to interpret the data so that it can be used for real-time decision making. This is what is called Demand Analytics. Please note the original article is in full article on >


North American companies resurgent in market value rankings
The Financial Times
Public companies in North America made up more than one-third of the world’s 2,500 largest groups by market value last year for the first time since before the financial crisis. The article cites analysis from Strategy&, which shows that the proportion of US and Canadian groups in the top 2,500 ranking is the highest since 2006, when they made up almost 40 percent. But the same numbers from Western Europe and Japan are still below 2006 levels, at 21.6 percent and 8.6 percent full article on >