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Is Social Media Killing the Strategic Thinker?

The rise of social media has, at least in theory, helped to “shrink” the world, making it easier than ever to share ideas, thoughts and opinions with people – sometimes even virtual strangers – across the world or across the street. In reality, though, social media often has a negative effect on strategic, outside in, thinking. Read more »

Are “industries” a thing of the past?

Have you ever considered how your business would operate in a world without current industry boundaries? At a time when channel lines are more blurred than ever — think big… Read more »

Enhancing the Risk-Management Mindset Part I: The ‘ACID’ Test

More than four years into the economic recovery from the global financial crisis, business leaders are more aware of risk management than ever. In fact, a recent Google search of… Read more »

How to Control Your Emotions After You Fail

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, August 2012.
Everyone makes mistakes, and, typically, emotional turmoil follows. Here’s how you can channel those negative feelings into an opportunity to learn. Read more »

Why Failure Is the Foundation of Innovation

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, August 2012.

Read why you should celebrate your mistakes and foster a culture that dissects mistakes for learning purposes. Read more »

7 Ways to Apply Scenario Planning

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Arjen van den Berg, Inc. Magazine, July 2012.
How do you expect the unexpected? Check out how you can benefit from a little preparation. Read more »

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, July 2012.
Strategic thinkers see big changes coming before everyone else in their industry. Fortunately, it’s an acquired skill. Read more »

How to Create a Positive Learning Culture

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Franck Schuurmans, Inc. Magazine, June 2012.
No one has all the answers–and that’s actually a good thing. Here’s how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Read more »

How to Rally Your Team Around a New Strategy

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Steve Krupp, Inc. Magazine, June 2012.
Before you can execute a new strategy, you have to align your team around this new direction. Here are a few ways to get everyone onboard. Read more »

A Hedge or Bet? A Matter of Perspective

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, May 2012.
JP Morgan’s recent multi-billion trading loss reminds us that matters of risk entail a healthy dose of consideration. Here’s what you need to know. Read more »

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Contributors meet the authors »

Steve Krupp

Steve Krupp

Senior Managing Partner

Franklin Shen

Franklin Shen

Senior Consultant

Paul Schoemaker

Paul Schoemaker

Founder and Executive Chair

Eric Skoritowski

Eric Skoritowski

Associate