The “knowledge is power” idiom was originally attributed to Francis Bacon in the late 16th century. But like many time-honored theories and beliefs, the … Read more
John Bell is the author of Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World. He is the retired CEO of coffee and chocolate maker Jacobs Suchard North America, best known for Toblerone, the triangular Swiss Chocolate bar. A prolific blogger, his musings on strategy, leadership, and branding appear in several online journals including Fortune and Forbes.
Is there a difference between a mission statement and a manifesto? Yes and no. Their intentions may be the same but that’s where the similarity ends. In … Read more
Twenty-first Century corporate governance is a busy job. Acting on behalf of shareholders, boards of directors are paying attention to an escalating list … Read more
When you know that your company will never be the low-cost producer nor will it ever have enough cash to outspend the big cat, there’s no choice but to … Read more