What Makes Companies Successful in the Long-term?

on May 16, 2013

The authors of a large-scale empirical study which was recently published in the Harvard Business Review wanted to settle this core question of management once and for all. Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed, both experienced consultants at Deloitte, examined more than 25,000 companies over a period of 44 years (1966-2010) based on U.S. stock market data. What they found out was surprising even to them: Companies that were exceptionally successful over long periods of time consciously or unconsciously followed only three basic rules.

Webinar Follow-up: Why do Strategies Fail?

on June 18, 2013

Last Friday, SOLYP Informatik GmbH and orange, green & water jointly hosted their first international webinar. We were very excited to welcome participants from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Speakers included Dr. Alexander Fink, Executive Director of ScMI AG, Carsten Sambraus, Managing Partner of orange, green & water, the SOLYP strategy experts and Danaë Huijser, Managing Director of CMC-Europe. They all tried to tackle one of the key questions of strategic planning: Why do strategies fail? However, by looking at the problem from very different angles.

What Makes a Strategy Successful? - Five Key Insights from Michael E. Porter

on June 28, 2013

On June 2013, Horváth Strategy Network organized a trip for its members to the renowned ZfU International Business School, Switzerland, where Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter was invited to talk about two of his favorite topics: strategy and competition. We were among the lucky ones to be there and would like to share what we learned with our readers in a series of blog posts.