"Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys." The Observer
"One of the most original minds in management." Fast Company
A refreshing antidote to the footnote-laden tomes that usually make up the field. Meaty enough to be serious yet also pleasantly entertaining
Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge
"This is a naughty book, a really cheeky little brat of a book which ought to be spanked soundly and sent to bed without any supper. Except that, if you did that, you would be missing out on a delightful, entertaining smorgasbord of advice, insights, red herrings and jokes that together make up a classic text for business leaders."
a fun read A tasty smorgasbord of writings on strategy
a mine full of nuggets
The Edge, 2005
If you think strategy is boring and best avoided, think again. Strategy Bites Back will not only change your view on strategy, it will inspire and challenge you too ..The authors offer some excellent insights This true gem of a book should sit proudly on any strategists bookshelf.
From the Back Cover
SWOTed by strategy models? Crunched by analysis? Strategy doesn¿t have to be this way.
Strategy is really all about being different. Thinking about it shouldn't make you reach for the snooze button.
Strategy Bites Back brings you a provocative, imaginative and surprising mix of perspectives to help stimulate more creative strategic thinking and more enjoyable strategy making. From voices as diverse as and Lucy Kellaway, Mao Tse Tung and Jack Welch, even Michael Porter and Gary Hamel, you can enjoy exploring the sharper side of strategy.
- Strategy as a Little Black Dress
- Forecasting: Whoops!
- Management and Magic
- Strategy and the Art of Seduction
- The Soft Underbelly of Hard Data
- Strategy as destiny
- Jack Welch on Planning
- The Seven Deadly Sins of Planning
- Strategy One Step at a Time
and many, many more.
Why not have a good time reading a strategy book for a change?