I’ve written for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune and many other publications. If you are new to my work, the best place to start is with my articles from the Harvard Business Review and my books.


What Matters Now

How to win in a world of relentless change, ferocious competition, and unstoppable innovation

Jossey-Bass, 2012

The Future of Management

How management innovation has enabled companies to cross new performance thresholds and build enduring advantages

With Bill Breen
HBR Press, 2007

Leading the Revolution

How to thrive in turbelent times by making innovation a way of life

Plume, 2000

Competing for the Future

Competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future

With C.K. Prahalad
HBR Press, 1994


  • First, fire all the managers
    February 2012
  • Moonshots for managers
    February 2009
  • The why, what and how of management innovation
    February 2006
  • Funding growth in an age of austerity
    July 2004, with Gary Getz
  • The quest for resilience
    September 2003, with Liisa Valikangas
  • The World Bank’s innovation market
    November 2002, with Robert Wood
  • Waking up IBM
    July 2000
  • Bringing Silicon Valley inside
    September 1999
  • Strategy as revolution
    July 1996
  • Competing for the future
    July 1994, with CK Prahalad
  • Strategy as stretch and leverage
    March 1993, with CK Prahalad
  • Corporate imagination and expeditionary marketing
    July 1991, with CK Prahalad
  • The core competence of the corporation
    May 1990, with CK Prahalad
  • Strategic intent
    May 1989, with CK Prahalad
  • Collaborate with your competitors and win
    January 1989, with CK Prahalad & Yves Doz
  • Do you really have a global strategy?
    July 1985, with CK Prahalad

An invitation to management renegades . . .

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