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Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance
     

Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance

by Willie Pietersen
 

At last-a proven system for developing the strategic innovations every company needs to compete and win
As everyone knows, today's unprecedented rate of business change demands new levels of strategic insight and adaptability. Reinventing Strategy is the first practical, systematic guide to creating an adaptive enterprise, showing how companies around the world

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At last-a proven system for developing the strategic innovations every company needs to compete and win
As everyone knows, today's unprecedented rate of business change demands new levels of strategic insight and adaptability. Reinventing Strategy is the first practical, systematic guide to creating an adaptive enterprise, showing how companies around the world are using the Strategic Learning approach to consistently out think, out maneuver, and out perform their competition. As Willie Pietersen explains, companies that aspire to long-term success must develop and implement strategy as part of a continuous four-step cycle-Learn, Focus, Align, Execute-and he offers dozens of provocative anecdotes and case studies, illustrating how to implement it at every level of an organization. Written with unusual clarity, frankness, and wit, Reinventing Strategy will change the way managers everywhere approach their greatest and most important challenge: the need to make strategy into a tool for ongoing corporate renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471061908
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,170,288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"With today's uncertainties, a sound strategy is not enough for business success. Effective, dynamic leadership is more important than ever in piloting an organization through a constantly shifting environment. In this timely book, Willie Pietersen reveals the profound connections between strategy and leadership, and offers a proven method for strengthening both." —Jim Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"Relatively few people have the knack for creating business strategies that are truly new and effective. What makes these people special can't be bottled-but in Reinventing Strategy, Willie Pietersen comes close. His Strategic Learning method does more to systemize the process of smart strategy creation than any other approach I've seen." —Faith Popcorn, Author, The Popcorn Report

"Take the business savvy of a former CEO, mix in the leading-edge insights of a faculty member at a top business school, garnish generously with crystal-clear writing, and what do you have? Willie Pietersen's Reinventing Strategy—a must for executives in these turbulent times." —Donald C. Hambrick, Samuel Bronfman Professor of Democratic Business Enterprise, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

Meet the Author

WILLIE PIETERSEN was raised in South Africa and received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. After a period spent in the practice of law, he embarked on an international business career. Between 1974 and 1994, Pietersen ran multibillion-dollar divisions of several major global corporations, including Unilever, The Seagram Company, and Sterling Winthrop. In 1998, Pietersen was named Professor of the Practice of Management at the Columbia University Business School. He serves as an advisor and consultant to many global companies, including Sony, Ericsson, Deloitte & Touche, SAP, and The Chubb Corporation, and is Chairman of the Menlo Park-based think tank Institute for the Future.

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