The authors of this extraordinarily well-written, clear and concise strategy and leadership guide share a rare grasp of prose, sentence structure, emphasis and readability. Thus, a round of applause to Paul Leinwand, the global managing director of capabilities-driven strategy and growth with Strategy& (the consulting arm of PwC) and to former Strategy& global CEO Cesare Mainardi, writing with Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics.
Their stellar prose at times slows the reading in the best possible way. In the opening chapters, many sentences, however simple and easy to read, nonetheless lay out complex theses that require the reader to stop and think. The authors present complex ideas with unusual clarity unmarred by jargon. getAbstract recommends this sound, readable, applicable counsel to pretty much everyone running or starting a business of any size.
About the Authors
Paul Leinwand, the global managing director of capabilities-driven strategy and growth at Strategy&, also co-authored Cut Costs and Grow Stronger and The Essential Advantage. Cesare Mainardi, who held senior leadership positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, is the former global CEO of Strategy&. Both are adjunct professors at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Art Kleiner wrote The Age of Heretic and Who Really Matters, and is on the faculty at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.