On the Web

With the explosion of information available on the web, many people find it hard to filter out the “noise” of lesser quality content. Whether you are beginning to learn about emerging trends in business improvement or are a seasoned veteran, we believe the following destinations will be of value to you and will become an integral part of your own personal knowledge base.

  • Web sites of established organizations
  • Blogs of leading experts that share their current thinking
  • Articles that provide in-depth discussion on essential issues
  • Bookmarks (links) to a wide range of sources that generate useful insights

Web Sites

Management Innovation eXchange

“The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while “modern” management is one of humankind’s most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.”

Founded by Gary Hamel, the MIX includes anecdotes, hacks, etc. detailing innovation in management.  According to Hamel management innovation is the most durable competitive advantage.

American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)

About

APQC is “focused on providing organizations around the world with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Every day we uncover the processes and practices that push organizations from good to great”

Process Classification Framework (SM) (PCF) Process frameworks are available for a number of industries

Open Standards Benchmarking Assessments and Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (SM) (OSBC)

 

Bain’s Management Tools

See our writeup on 10 year trends in management tools Management Tools: A 10 Year Overview

 

Blogs

A few of our favorite blogs

Branding Strategy Insider, The Branding Blog

“At The Blake Project our sole focus is helping organizations create brands that build and sustain trust. Branding Strategy Insider is an extension of our efforts to help marketing oriented leaders and professionals build strong brands.”

Check out their extensive list of categories on the lower left sidebar

Seth Godin

We find his daily musings thoughtful and occasionally provocative

Harvard Business Review

There are a number of blogs in their blog network, covering a broad swath of management topics including:

  • Daily Newsletters: Management tip of the day; The Daily Stat
  • Weekly Newsletters: Weekly Hotlist
  • Monthly Newsletters: Finance & Accounting, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Technology, Best Practices

Dion Hinchcliffe’s blog on Enterprise 2.0

Dion has been involved with the 2.0 web and technology since before Andrew McAfee coined the term.

Disclosure- We have worked with Dion Hinchcliffe

Andrew McAfee’s- The business impact of IT

The principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, McAfee coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses.

Bookmarks