Hbr Must Reads of Strategy

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If you read nothing else on strategy, read these bestselling articles.

HBR’s Must-Reads on Strategy
Included with this collection:

Strategy Development
2 What Is Strategy? by Michael E. Porter

23 The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy by Michael E. Porter

42 Building Your Company’s Vision by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras

57 Reinventing Your Business Model

by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann

69 Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Strategy Execution
81 The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution by Gary L. Neilson, Karla L. Martin, and Elizabeth Powers

95 Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton

110 Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action by Orit Gadiesh and James L. Gilbert

121 Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance by Michael C. Mankins and Richard Steele

133 Who Has the D?: How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance by Paul Rogers and Marcia Blenko

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What Is Strategy? by Michael E. Porter

Included with this full-text Harvard Business Review article: 3 Article Summary The Idea in Brief—the core idea The Idea in Practice—putting the idea to work 4 What Is Strategy? 22 Further Reading A list of related materials, with annotations to guide further exploration of the article’s ideas and applications

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What Is Strategy?

The Idea in Brief
The myriad activities that go into creating, producing, selling, and delivering a product or service are the basic units of competitive advantage. Operational effectiveness means performing these activities better— that is, faster, or with fewer inputs and defects—than rivals. Companies can reap enormous advantages from…...

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