John Kotter’s 8-step model in the digital age – Top-down or bottom-up? Kotter’s dilemma and its digital solution

on October 18, 2016

As I recently took a close look at the visitor statistics for our strategy blog, I found myself rubbing my eyes in amazement: Nearly 40% of all visitors had clicked on the entry about John Kotter’s 8-step model! Despite the fact that, over the past few months, we have presented and discussed strategy models that would appear at first glance to be more modern ...

Defining Strategic Intelligence

on February 10, 2015

Just like the concept of strategy itself, the term "strategic intelligence" can be traced back to ancient military. Some 2,500 years ago, the Chinese general, strategist, and philosopher Sun Tzu described the importance of "(pre)knowledge" in his classic work "The Art of War" with the famous words: “The reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.”