Summary of Strategic Learning
How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage
Willie Pietersen’s book on “strategic learning” dazzles, delights and gets down to business.
Strategy guru Willie Pietersen’s latest book lays out a path to a compelling goal: Use learning to create an adaptable organization that can continually adjust to today’s VUCA – “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous” – business world. He outlines four steps for conducting your learning efforts strategically: “Learn” what you need to know, “focus” on priorities, “align” learning with your corporate goals, and “execute” with experimentation and flexibility. getAbstract recommends Pietersen’s manual as an essential guide to two critical organizational topics: learning and strategy.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “strategic learning” requires,
- How to implement its components and
- How to ensure that companywide learning enhances your organization’s strategic goals.
About the Author
Columbia University business management professor Willie Pietersen studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He is former CEO of Lever Foods, Seagram USA and Tropicana.
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