Are there new rules for how to approach corporate strategy? In an interesting and at times provocative piece, Helen Rosen of Global Access and Sigvard Bore of Pactera Technology, a consulting subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, make the case in “Think AND Do…The Need for Continuous Strategy”, which can be downloaded here: Continuous Strategy.
The authors note that the new rules of the game put a premium on staying nimble and acting with speed at all levels of an organization, being able to spot change before it happens and then optimizing the levers of execution to profit from disruption. Organizations that are able to do this well have adopted a new model for planning called Continuous Strategy: they learn by doing, adjusting the strategy as demanded by risks and opportunities as they emerge at every level of the organization, innovating as they go, hoping to fail fast and win big.
When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. What does it mean for China, and to investment in China? We took a look.