Book Summary: American Turnaround – Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way to Do Business by Ed Whitacre and Leslie Cauley

Ed Whitacre, the former CEO of AT&T and GM, teams up with writer Leslie Cauley on this entertaining, informative autobiography. Under Whitacre’s management, Southwestern Bell became AT&T, and GM traveled from bankruptcy to profitability within 16 months. Filled with anecdotes and asides, this is no ordinary business book. Pithy phrases defining his basic management principles […]

Article Summary: The Modern Supply Chain Is Snapping, The coronavirus exposes the fragility of an economy built on outsourcing and just-in-time inventory

Can’t find your favorite shampoo or toothpaste in the store anymore? Blame the modern supply chain. Indeed, the coronavirus crisis has revealed how fragile our global supply chains have become. Find out why so many Western manufacturers today are left scrambling to find crucial ingredients and components for their products in today’s summary:

Report Summary: A Structured Approach to Strategic Decisions by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo and Olivier Sibony

Discipline and structure have improved the process of hiring at Google, Amazon, and McKinsey. Now Nobel Prize-winning cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman – the originator of the structured interviewing process these companies used – believes a similar method could enhance strategic decision making, too. Kahneman and his co-authors, business strategy experts Dan Lovallo and Olivier Sibony, […]