Category: Leadership

Cox, Tribune and a story of self-disruption

In the disruptive digital world, only cannibals survive It’s now fashionable to trot out the Harvard Business School thesis on […]

Digital First Media – the end of the beginning

This is a great time to be in the news business – if you’re not a newspaper. Andreessen Horowitz just […]

Owning Your Own Destruction

Business synergy is a myth – chasing it is fruitless An established company is always tempted to position a new […]

Success Can Be Fatal

Any business leader worried about the future must build a culture that welcomes it For newspapers, the Internet offered one […]

Keeping Your Head Straight

It’s never the technology that’s important. It’s the market and economic forces driving it that matter the most Newspaper companies […]

Hubris Is Blinding

A simple rule of basic management: Under-estimate your own market position and over-estimate the competition Newspaper companies don’t have an […]

It’s What I Do

In any business, operating performance is a function of organizational culture. QED. We’ve all got stories about crazed managers and […]

A pox on the editor-priests

The future is never a straight line projection of the past Strange to say, newspapers suffered from years of recurrent […]