Strategy

Dec
11
Super Cities №260—The War Stories We Tell

Super Cities №260—The War Stories We Tell

Ambition has a remarkably resilient animal spirit.
1 min read
Oct
16
Super Cities №251—How Old is Too Old?

Super Cities №251—How Old is Too Old?

Perhaps it is time to ask younger people to do more. Like serve as Commander in Chief.
2 min read
May
16
Super Cities №205—Why Leaders Should Break Ranks

Super Cities №205—Why Leaders Should Break Ranks

Nixon used his deep bank of anti-communist credentials to establish a historic diplomatic breakthrough with the world's most populous communist country.
1 min read
Apr
19
Super Cities №82 — How To Build a Sustainable Moat

Super Cities №82 — How To Build a Sustainable Moat

The best moat — the structural advantage that an organization can establish early-on and strengthen over time — is to be purpose-driven.
1 min read
Mar
20
Super Cities №72 — Corporate Surrender or Strategic Vision?

Super Cities №72 — Corporate Surrender or Strategic Vision?

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win.
1 min read
Mar
09
Super Cities №67 — Uber: Making More By Doing Less

Super Cities №67 — Uber: Making More By Doing Less

Under new leadership, Uber deserves credit: it is getting stronger by doing less.
2 min read
Jan
02
Super Cities №40 — To Innovate, Mind Your Defaults

Super Cities №40 — To Innovate, Mind Your Defaults

By listing these virtues, Franklin named what he wanted to be — not what he was — so that he could work toward those things every day.
1 min read
Jan
01
Super Cities №39 – 2018: Scattered Actions, Focused Reactions

Super Cities №39 – 2018: Scattered Actions, Focused Reactions

Sir Isaac Newton said for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In this formula, the key variable is time.
1 min read
Nov
09
Super Cities №12 — Amazon, Foursquare, and the Flywheel Effect

Super Cities №12 — Amazon, Foursquare, and the Flywheel Effect

The best technology-powered businesses have different forms of value, but this *value architecture* should reinforce itself.
2 min read