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Brightline Initiative Strategy Blog

From Boston with a Matrix

From Boston with a Matrix

“It struck me that if you look at strategy as an intellectual construct, a framework, a set of ideas, it really didn’t exist in a formal way much before the 1960s,” observes Walter Kiechel in The Lords of Strategy: The Secret History of the New...

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Change While You Are Ahead

Change While You Are Ahead

“Stability is risky,” Columbia Business School’s Rita McGrath told us. “By the time you need change management it’s almost too late.  You want to be in continual motion.  There are some things you want to keep stable as an organization.  You...

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On War

On War

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian general and military strategist.  Von Clausewitz fought in the Napoleonic wars and in the Rhine campaigns (1793–94).  Then, working on behalf of Russia from 1812 until 1814, von Clausewitz helped...

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