What I Didn't Learn in Business School : How Strategy Works in the Real World

What I Didn't Learn in Business School : How Strategy Works in the Real World

What I Didn't Learn in Business School : How Strategy Works in the Real World

Description

Meet Justin Campbell. He's a new MBA graduate who's landed a job with a strategy consultancy. His engagement team is on a mission: help HGS Inc., a specialty chemicals firm, define and execute a strategy for exploiting a textile technology the company developed. Justin and his team deploy state-of-the-art strategy tools to analyze the attractiveness of potential markets for the technology. But they soon realize the tools don't help them grapple with the human side of strategy--including political forces swirling within HGS. Everyone involved in the engagement is biased and insecure, brilliant and hardworking, selfish and lazy, loyal and dedicated. Justin and his cohorts aren't "real"--What I Didn't Learn in Business School is a business novel. But they're realistic: they're just like us. Their story reveals the limitations of strategy tools and demonstrates tactics for navigating the messy, human dynamics that can make or break a company's strategy efforts. This engaging book uses the power of story to present potent lessons for anyone seeking to excel at strategy management.
It's a compelling read--whether you're an MBA grad struggling to apply what you learned or in the fray and eager to see what MBAs get wrong when they land in the real world.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0470928085
ISBN 13: 9780470928080

27 Apr 2011
Alan Weiss

ISBN 10: 1259420477
ISBN 13: 9781259420474

16 Feb 2016
Frank Rothaermel

ISBN 10: 0071824367
ISBN 13: 9780071824361

04 May 2015
Gene Siciliano

ISBN 10: 1781256179
ISBN 13: 9781781256176

07 Sep 2017
Richard Rumelt

ISBN 10: 1542852927
ISBN 13: 9781542852920

10 Mar 2017
Pankaj Ghemawat

ISBN 10: 1422160599
ISBN 13: 9781422160596

20 Dec 2011
Joan Magretta

ISBN 10: 0470620749
ISBN 13: 9780470620748

01 Jun 2021
Peter Block

ISBN 10: 0470876417
ISBN 13: 9780470876411

20 Aug 2010
Alexander Osterwalder

ISBN 10: 1118956974
ISBN 13: 9781118956977

27 Jan 2015
Peter Fisk

ISBN 10: 1260575861
ISBN 13: 9781260575866

30 Mar 2020
Charles Hill

ISBN 10: 0393337170
ISBN 13: 9780393337174

01 Jan 2018
Avinash K. Dixit

ISBN 10: 1626567204
ISBN 13: 9781626567207

04 Apr 2016
Schein