|Happy New Year 2012|
From the December 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review, Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chef writes
The death of Steve Jobs sure got people thinking... His passing prompted fascinating debates about everything, from the role of a CEO, to the art of innovation, to the perils of succession, to the very purpose of a corporation.
A scientific ranking of world's best CEO based on total shareholder return ... concluded in 2010 that Jobs was world's number one CEO.Joan Magretta blogs also in HBR Stop Competing to Be the Best says there is no such thing as the best
What's your organization's underlying model of how competition works? It's a question well worth asking. If "best" is your model, you will follow the herd.Steve Jobs, on the other hand is un-followable for a lack of a better word. Mona Simpson, Steve'sister, described the character inspired by Job in her fiction book A Regular Guy, in 1996 as "unable to pander to the wishes or whims of other people."
If Harvard Business School, the Sanhedrin of the business culture , - the laical religion of our times - says "we have to look in the very purpose of the corporation", it means many radical changes are ahead.