(2010-05-15) Rao Kiechel Lords Of Strategy

Venkatesh Rao loves Walter Kiechel's Lords Of Strategy Business Book about the history of the Business Strategy Consulting industry. With those four players on the stage: BCG, the idea company, Bain, the all-the-way-to-execution cult, McKinsey the behemoth commoditizer, and Michael Porter the intellectual heavyweight, the strategy revolution was underway... There is a deep conceptual problem with Porter’s work, and the entire main line of development of strategy as a discipline, that makes it deeply suspect: the fact that people are missing.

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