Publications

  • Professional Managers May Be an Endangered Species

    May 30, 2018 | Forbes.com

    As the prevailing paradigm of business changes, emerging leaders will invest in creating communities of expertise.

  • Agile at Scale

    April 17, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    Agile innovation teams are more productive, higher in morale and faster to market. Here’s how to launch hundreds, even thousands of them.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy?

    November 22, 2017 | HBR.org

    For every company wrestling with evolutions in its strategy, success depends as much on matching the operating model to those evolutions as it does on the soundness of the strategy itself.

  • How to Make Your Drug Launch A Success

    October 23, 2017 | IN VIVO

    The pain is becoming all too common for many pharmaceutical executives. After a decade or more of investment in drug development and clinical trials, a company launches a promising new product only to see sales fall far short of expectations.

  • Capital Gets a Reset

    October 02, 2017 | CFO.com

    CFOs and CEOs will need to shift their strategies to tap the abundance of available capital.

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the leadership team at a consumer products company debated its digital strategy, two opposing views emerged. To stay competitive, some argued, the company needed to invest several hundred million dollars to automate its existing network of large regional plants.

  • Why Startups Like Uber Stumble Over Problems They Could Have Avoided

    June 23, 2017 | HBR.org

    Founders who both create and successfully scale their company are like lightning striking twice—the miracle of creation and the miracle of sustainable growth in the same person. That is rare.

  • Retaining Founder’s Energy and Mentality Leads to Value Creation

    June 15, 2017 | Business Day

    Companies that preserve their Founder's Mentality are four to five times more likely to be top performers than those that do not.

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.