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I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company by Karen Phelan

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1Strategic Planning Can’t Predict the FutureStrategy Development Is a Vision Quest

image The downside of having a strategy is missed opportunities

In 1980, Michael Porter, a Harvard professor and founder of the Monitor Group consulting company, published a book called Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors and helped usher in the modern age of business strategy consultants that exploded in the ’80s and ’90s. While boutique consultancies, namely Bain and the Boston Consulting Group, were formed in the ’60s, either their client base was limited or their models dealt with managing cash. Actually formulating a business ...

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