Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter.

Here’s a link to great blog article from the Harvard Business Review blog, posted today.  I always enjoyed Jim Collins’ books on strategy, and of course, Michael Porter is the marketing strategy god we all read in business school.

A great quote from the article for those of that believe that great leadership is a necessary complement to great strategy…

So, is it great by choice…or making great choices? MBA students and their professors tend to divide the world into two separate domains:  people and numbers. There are the “soft” subjects like leadership and organizational behavior, and the “hard” ones like finance, accounting, and operations. Of course this distinction only makes sense in the classroom. All good executives know that the central challenge of performance is seamlessly integrating the two into a working whole. Good strategies do just that. Jim Collins, meet Mike Porter.

Readability meets rigor, and they get along just fine…

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

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