Archive | September, 2013

The Risks That The World’s Hidden Champions Avoid

The Risk Perspective Book Review: Hidden Champions of the Twenty First Century: Success Strategies of Unknown Market Leaders by Hermann Simon   This review looks specifically at the discussion of risk in Hermann Simon’s Hidden Champions of the Twenty First Century. Simon identified 450 Hidden Champions and studied over 200 of them in detail. His definition of […]

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Boards Underperforming in Risk Management

McKinsey Global Institute has published the results of its latest governance survey – “Improving Board Governance”.  This survey collated the responses from 772 company directors globally with 34 percent of them chairs. The survey results suggests that a greater portion of their boards’ time is now spent on strategy with the share of time spent […]

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The Lessons from Break Through Companies

Book Review: Strategy Focus The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Breakthrough Performance by Keith R. McFarland 2009 McFarland started his research for this book by asking three questions: Why do most companies start small and stay that way? What is special about the handful of companies that successfully “break through” the entrepreneurial stage of […]

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Strategy Secrets of the Unknown Hidden Champions

The Strategy Perspective Book Review: Hidden Champions of the Twenty First Century: Success Strategies of Unknown Market Leaders by Hermann Simon In a world where large corporations are often considered the custodians of contemporary management wisdom, it is refreshing and illuminating to re- read Hermann Simon’s Hidden Champions of the Twenty First Century. Simon identified […]

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