Researching news clippings for teaching creative strategic thinking

“In strategic thinking, we have learned that there is no such thing as a mature industry: there is only an industry to which imagination has yet to be applied”
– Steven Denning

I’m researching material for my upcoming strategy class. This spring I also run several executive education programs where strategic management is part of the program. The goal: teach students at all levels more creative strategic thinking.I have excellent books and great case studies, but I am looking for recent, up-to-date material they will recognize. Apple, Amazon, Facebook are easy pickings for good case studies. As are Nokia, Kodak and Sony for the worse stories.The search for the best material is still on-going. So far, I’m reading through this selection… (still on-going)

David Brooks: Competitiveness Vs Creativity: GE vs Apple

How To Succeed Like Apple and Amazon

Strategy Is The Antidote To Complexity, Killer Of Today’s Best Companies

Apple’s inevitable path to a post-PC era

Apple=Sony: Brace For The Coming Post-Steve Jobs Decline

Apple = Sony? Don’t You Believe It

Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years

Also worth looking into are these posts on the creative economy and how to teach it.

The Creative Monopoly

Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012 (PayPal founder, early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, now teaching at Stanford)

Five Days to Change the World – The Columbia Lean LaunchPad Class

And a few on Nokia…

Nokia: Demand Still Falling, The Worst Is Still To Come

Nokia loses mobile top spot. What does it have left?

Footnote, also adding this one…
Be Your Own Bank: Bitcoin Wallet for Apple


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