Blue Ocean Strategy – Book Review

The Blue Ocean Strategy was published in 2005 and authored by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – Professors at INSEAD and co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. So why has it taken so long to write a review for this book? It was clear from the...

Practical Performance Measurement – Book Review

Practical Performance Measurement – Book Review. If you had to sum up Stacey Barr’s new book in a single word, and indeed her whole approach to performance measurement, you would say ‘practical’. Stacey Barr is one of the planets foremost authorities on...

A More Beautiful Question

“Yes we are all hungry for answers. But first we have to learn how to ask the right questions.” Says Warren Berger about his latest book, A More Beautiful Question. Berger is an author and journalist who has spent the best part of his career profiling a wide range of...

The Institute Way

Book Review – This month saw the publication of the much anticipated book ‘The Institute Way’. The book promises to ‘Simplify Strategic Planning and Management with the Balanced Scorecard’. It certainly lives up to its promise. It is no secret that Intrafocus is...

Business at the Speed of Now

In chapter one of his book Business at the Speed of Now, John M.Bernard introduces us to a fictional character Katy, who has just joined an equally fictional company called Expedite. As part of her induction she takes a shift in a technical support group and, yes you...