A CEO friend of ours recently expressed a deep concern about his staff's inability to "think strategically." This was surprising to us, given that this corporation is well-populated with excellent talent.
The Russian Republic: Issues and Opportunities
Jeffrey Sachs is currently leading a team of economic advisers to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Frank Yans is a vice president of Arthur D. Little, Inc. This conversation took place on April 30 at Professor Sachs' home in Newton, Massachusetts.
True Wirelessness: A Whole New Ball Game
By the year 2000, ubiquitous wireless personal communications services will change the ways that individuals, businesses, and other institutions in North America and Europe manage their affairs. Already, people are becoming increasingly mobile in their personal and professional lives.
Viewpoint Japanese Executives Face Life Out of the Nest
Just as the abrupt end of the Cold War has created a "new world order" for statesmen to puzzle over, management leaders worldwide are facing the challenge of a new economic order.
Acquiring World-Class Resources Without Selling the Ranch
Acquiring critical resources has become an increasingly important aspect of strategy as the established leadership positions of the 1980s have come under siege from new competitors in rapidly changing markets and technologies.
The Japanese View of Eastern Europe
During 1990 and 1991, mission after mission of Japanese business executives went to Eastern Europe to explore potential business opportunities. Prime Minister Kaifu and other Japanese political leaders also paid visits.
Viewpoint The Message from Rio
The historic Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro - the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - effectively demonstrated to the world the magnitude of the challenge we face.
Eastern Europe: The New Investment Frontier
Eastern European countries have strong industrial traditions, much like those of the West, but their economies have been severely distorted by the mismanagement of the now-discredited communist system. Therefore, investment opportunities in the region are often clouded by significant issues.
How the New Telecommunications Will Change the Way We Live
Since 1984, the fateful year of divestiture, the historic trickle of new telecommunications products and services has swelled to a flood.
Removing the Barriers to Becoming a High Performance Business
Two years ago, one of our clients, the international Morgain Group (not its real name) tried to implement its internal vision of the High Performance Business.