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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 negotiate the convention...

What’s Next?

The evolutionary journey is not grandiose, but gradual. It’s about doing something—even small things—every day, not waiting for huge leaps and otherwise doing nothing. Accompanying Written Blog Marshall’s Complete Video Blogs

What happens to best practice?

What happens to best practice?

Stuart Crainer reports from the first International Rendanheyi Model Forum in Qingdao, China. Another presentation about great companies and another mention of WL Gore.  I have distant memories of WL Gore being held up as an exemplar of best management...

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

A recent New Yorker cartoon shows a young man and woman sitting at a café table. “Just curious:” says the woman, “when, exactly, were you planning to tell me that you’re the product of a 3-D printer?” Perhaps living today...

The Birth of an Idea

The Birth of an Idea

Innovation is an often messy, political, fuzzy business.  Here is the story of a neat idea which was one of the most popular management concepts of the 1980s and beyond: the Seven S framework. The idea had its roots in...

Thinkers50 Podcast: Susan David on Emotional Agility

Thinkers50 Podcast: Susan David on Emotional Agility

In this podcast brought to you in partnership with the Brightline Initiative, Stuart Crainer interviews Susan David, an award-winning Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and CEO...

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