Michael Porter

Business
Marquis Cabrera: Can you explain how Avant-garde Health's analytics-based approach physicians, hospital staff and administrators
Environment
We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?
Impact
"Old wine in a new bottle" was my perspective as I flew east early this year to participate in the first Harvard Business School executive education session on "Shared Value." Turns out, I was wrong.
Business
We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?
Impact
How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?
Business
Large corporations have strategic planning organizations; smaller companies rely on the senior management team or the owner to do the strategic planning. The development of a strategic plan requires both analytical ability and therefore should not be staffed entirely by financial experts, which happens in many companies.
Business
Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!
Business
"Culture eats strategy over breakfast," said Peter Drucker, and it is only when you fully understand what this means, that you'll lead a successful company.
Impact
What does the term "shared value" mean? Simply put, it is the concept that a company can enhance its own competitiveness while simultaneously alleviating social problems in the communities where it operates.
Impact
The ability to remain competitive in a global economy is critical for Porter and his colleagues at Harvard, he said. "We
Business
CORRECTION: An original version of this incorrectly stated that Professor Porter chairs the World Economic Forum's Global
Videos
Solo Sessions 2012 - Michael Porter - Creating Shared Value
Business
U.S. companies may have grown lackadaisical because consumers have stopped using their pocketbook power to influence corporate behavior. If all American consumers care about is price, why should companies focus on anything other than reducing production cost?
Business
Rather than impose moratoria on new rules, we should remove or replace sub-standard rules and improve the rulemaking process.
The World Post
In the lead up to last year's Davos events I worked with Johann Koss, Olympic champion and CEO of the NGO Right to Play, and
Media
Even though it will be a while before greedy media moguls follow the lead of business and try to create shared value along with acceptable shareholder returns, eventually they will have to.
Business
A series of interviews has caused us to conclude that the key to turning research universities into true engines of innovation is not only big ideas but also day-to-day execution.
College
These grim economic times and the complexity of the world's biggest problems demand that our renowned universities become problem-centered engines of innovation and increasingly adept at execution.
Business
To see more of the rankings, check out our photos below, and vote for the world's most influential business thinker. Amidst
Business
Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School strategy guru, talks about one significant influence in his educational career