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Updated: 2011-03-10T22:10:38-08:00

 



Blog Moved

2011-03-10T22:34:01-08:00

After six years at TypePad and providing "more detail than any other blog ... on the consulting life" (*), Steve Shu's Blog has moved to a new location. I retire my TypePad blog with mixed feelings, as I felt it...



Moving Future Management Consulting Blog Posts

2010-12-16T07:57:30-08:00

Folks - for the future, I will be posting my management consulting blog entries at the linked site. The Feedburner reference has been replaced. Thanks for stopping by!



A Peek At The Difficulties of Incubating New Initiatives Within Large Companies

2010-08-11T14:24:56-07:00

Entrepreneurial situations in large companies differ from that of startups, yet one thing that they seem to share is that they often represent "hope" in one way or another. In the case of large corporations, these new initiatives can not...



Perspectives on “The 24-Hour Customer” (Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation Book) in Context of Marketing Segmentation

2010-07-02T10:19:21-07:00

Adrian C. Ott, CEO and founder of Exponential Edge Inc., included me on her distribution list for an advanced reading copy of her new book, The 24-Hour Customer. I cannot say enough good things about this book. In my mind,...



Should You Seek Input or Help From a Third Party?

2010-05-19T11:12:15-07:00

People should view this post as a “food for thought” post. The idea for this post was triggered by things I have been increasingly seeing in companies as the recession bottoms out. The managerial situations are similar pre-recession, but anecdotally...



Review of “Open Leadership” Framework (Leadership and Social Technologies Book)

2010-05-10T14:12:45-07:00

Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group and co-author of the bestselling book Groundswell, was generous to include me on her distribution list for an advanced reading copy of her new book Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the...



Book Review of “The New How” (Business Strategy Book)

2010-04-26T14:47:11-07:00

It is atypical for me to write a book review for this blog, but Nilofer Merchant’s “The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy” is very respectable contribution to both audiences of this blog and the process of strategy...



How To Help Ensure Strategy Scorecards Don't Fail You

2010-04-12T15:49:15-07:00

For many strategy engagements, a lot of attention is paid to the detailed analysis framework. For example, should a benchmarking framework be used? Or will that framework lead us down a path of mediocrity? Or perhaps value-chain or Blue Ocean-like...