Archive for May, 2013

Value Creation versus Operational Efficiency

May 25th, 2013

I refer you to a recent Harvard Business Review Blog post by Jack Hughes called What Value Creation Will Look Like in The Future that was published on May 17, 2013.  Hughes makes the point that during the last 100+ years organizations have focused on the efficient management of work to the point where the marginal gains from further improvements are not likely to be game changes or sources of sustained competitive advantage. Read more…

It’s The Business Model Not The Product That’s Important

May 9th, 2013

When Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard graduated from Stanford in 1937 they decided to start a new business. They subsequently memorialized their early discussions in a set of “founding notes” which, in relation to the question of what they Read more…