We looked at how several large-cap Nordic companies used #turnaround strategies to achieve monumental #value. The most popular and successful strategies created value by accelerating growth – Boston Consulting Group

This article by top strategy consultancy, BCG was rather disappointing. Perhaps it will encourage more UK government departments to spend GBP5,000 a day for the services of consultants? My observations are simple. The business administration  literature contains enormous top quality analysis on ‘turnarounds’ and ‘business strategy‘. Sadly, these terms get over-used by unemployed executives, who want to sprinkle their CVs with buzz words to gain ‘hits’ on automated recruitment analytics. Like always, look to the evidence. People like John Gelmini and myself have decades of experience in delivering effective strategic change, including turnarounds. Thoughts?

Opinion – Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epedemic – Editorial – NYT

Here’s a good editorial from the NYT. Simply, Trump is way behind the curve of America’s opioid epidemic. Of course, conservatives and liberals have vastly different views on the most appropriate intervention strategy. Liberals argue that the state should provide effective treatment more readily. Whereas, conservatives focus on the law and order aspects and expect the addict’s family to step in to help. The big rub is that the quality of treatment often depends on family income/wealth. Thoughts?