I write for many publications, on a range of topics. Here are some of my articles. Many of them are especially relevant in these volatile and uncertain times, with companies facing unprecedented challenges and the purpose and conduct of business being questioned as never before. And they make great thought starters for your management meetings.
What if this downturn lasts longer than you expect (202 KB)
For all the signs of “green shoots” in the global economy, there are many signs that the future will be tougher than most people think.
Managing in wild times (750 KB)
Will Obama deliver the miracles the world hopes for? (40 KB)
Expectations of the new US president are sky-high. the challenges are enormous.
When infrastructure spend comes to an end. (65 KB)
Economic optimists believe South Africa’s growth will remain strong because of massive infrastructural spend. but are they right? And what if they’re wrong?
Managing in wild times (104 KB)
After misreading the speed and severity of the global economic downturn, executives now need to take steps to get their businesses back on track … and build new competitiveness for the future.
2010 clock is ticking (678 KB)
Would you buy from your company (650 KB)
In the age of hope and fear (207 KB)
This article was published in April 2006 – long before the current global economic crisis erupted. if you didn’t read it then, read it now!
The strategy classroom (214 KB)
Taking the road less travelled (17 KB)
Beware the theory trap (210 KB)
Interview with Theodore Levitt, legendary Harvard marketing guru (851 KB)
Early in 1990, I spent a fascinating day at the Harvard Business School with professor Ted Levitt, one of the most influential marketing experts of all time. He has just passed away, so my interview with him is republished as a tribute to a great thinker and teacher, and a wonderful soul.
What managers really need to know (208 KB)
So what is your difference (209 KB)
Are you losing pricing power, like so many other companies? Here are some ways to fight the problem and pump up your profits.
Take charge and stay loose (213 KB)
Where are the managers ? (17 KB)
Value plans beat balanced scorecards (198 KB)
The leadership conversation we need (201 KB)
Ten dangerous trends (239 KB)
One question can change everything (198 KB)
Framing the future (18 KB)
Don’t compete against yourself (37 KB)
What value management means (1,627 KB)
Put competitiveness at the top (63 KB)
Boom time for HR (226 KB)
SA Alive with challenges (191 KB)
Calm down and hurry up (1,078 KB)
Can we really beat the jobs crisis (286 KB)
Create a ValuePlan for growth (27 KB)
How to be a killer competitor (1,135 KB)
Make strategic planning work (1,293 KB)
Management toolkit for tomorrow (482 KB)
The new bosses (362 KB)
Fighting fit for the future (23 KB)
Making your strategy work (27 KB)
Paralysis is not a strategy (24 KB)
Selling your strategy (21 KB)
Strategy take-off plan (26 KB)
Get back to basics (80 KB)
A journey in courage (705 KB)
The importance of “Plan B” (137 KB)
The wisdom of Welch (146 KB)
The No. 1 management tool (12 KB)
Does your business logic add up? (11 KB)
In strategy, questions matter (12 KB)
Innovate or die (19 KB)
The Management Crisis (11 KB)
Are we watching the real risks? (10 KB)
The big conversations (309 KB)
Cooking up a brand Strategy(1,153 KB)Print This Page