PRAISE FOR STRATEGY BEYOND THE HOCKEY STICK
"A different kind of book I couldn′t put it down. Inspiring new insights on the facts of what it takes to move a company′s performance, combined with practical advice on how to deal with real–life dynamics in management teams."
JANE FRASER, CEO, Citigroup Latin America
"A refreshing new look at what drives corporate performance. Even in fast–growing Internet businesses, people and their interactions are at the core of developing and executing strategies. The ideas shared in this book inspire fresh thinking and bold actions."
MARTIN LAU, President, Tencent Technology
"This book is fundamental I have seen hockey sticks in business plans more than I like to admit. The principles laid out here, with compelling data, are a great way around the social pitfalls in strategy development."
FRANS VAN HOUTEN, CEO, Royal Philips N.V.
"Sustaining institutions long–term often means determining what must evolve. Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick provides a roadmap for strategic evolution and a toolkit for identifying big moves that will take already strong organizations to the next level of performance."
WENDELL WEEKS, Chairman and CEO, Corning Incorporated
"Every once in a while, a genuinely fresh approach to business strategy appears. Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick delivers exactly that. Its analysis of the human elements in strategy–making social, psychological, and political cuts to the heart of why most strategies are banal and fail to focus action. If you want to break out of the rut, get this book."
PROF. RICHARD RUMELT, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"The great contribution of this book is that it joins the ′hard data′ side to the equally crucial and largely ignored arena of social dynamics and human leadership. It is this rare combo of the ′hard′ and the ′soft′ that makes Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick so distinctive."
PROF. ROBERT KEGAN, Harvard Graduate School of Education
SVEN SMIT is a Senior Partner in Amsterdam. He leads McKinsey Western Europe and, before that, led McKinsey′s Strategy Practice. He is the co–author of the bestselling book Granularity of Growth.
MARTIN HIRT is a Senior Partner in Greater China. He leads McKinsey′s Global Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice.
CHRIS BRADLEY is a Partner in Sydney. He leads McKinsey′s Business Strategy service line.