Tag: Strategy

“What you can predict is that all of these things are bubbling up, and the organization itself will only identify those things that help the organization make more money in the way it’s structured to make money. And if there’s an idea that is proven at a small level, if it doesn’t fit the way the organization makes its money, it will either languish, or the organization will force it to conform itself to the way it makes money.” 

-Clayton Christensen,
Consulting Disruption, HBR IdeaCast September 2013


Clayton Christensen describes Fifty Gazelles reason for being. 

“You won the exact same number of games that the Yankees won, but the Yankees spent $1.4 million per win and you paid $260,000…I mean, anybody who’s not building a team using your model, they’re dinosaurs.”

-John Henry, Owner of the Boston Red Sox in Moneyball

“As companies have decentralized strategic and innovation activities, promoting agility, they have become increasingly hospitable to catalysts—those mission-driven leaders who corral corporate resources that are outside their traditional span of control to address sprawling challenges. They form networks or coalitions within and outside the company and are motivated by the desire to solve big—often global—problems.”

                 -Scott D. Anthony, The New Corporate Garage, HBR September 2012