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Where Does “Strategy” Come From?

Once an organization sets out a mission and vision, it can begin the process of creating a strategic plan that is consistent with it’s mission and moves it toward its vision of success. There are a number of ways to … Continue reading

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Why Universities Need Strong, Meaningful Mission Statements

In my previous post, I argued that one reason universities are running into problems is that they have failed to master basic strategic management. Chapter 2 of virtually every Strategic Management text is about Mission and Vision statements, and the … Continue reading

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The 10 Rules of Strategic Management That Can Help Higher Ed

My school has embarked on a strategic planning process this Fall – it’s first in a long while. This is a good thing, and it has gotten me thinking about strategic thinking in organizations. After all, I’ve got a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Textbooks

I found an industry besides healthcare whose prices are rising as fast as college tuition! Not coincidentally, it is the textbook industry. According to the GAO, textbook prices are increasing at twice the rate of inflation, lagging tuition by only … Continue reading

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The Cost of Higher Education

I always enjoy @fredwilson’s blog (A VC), so I was intrigued yesterday when he deviated from his usual topics of technology startups and the venture capital industry to comment on the costs of higher education. He made some good points … Continue reading

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Welcome to my New Site

This is the continuation of a blog I started a few years ago on Blogger, then migrated last year to my own site. I’ve been pretty haphazard about posting, and it hasn’t gained much traction. Hopefully, I’ll be more consistent … Continue reading

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