This book was the primary text for our Strategy Implementation module for the UCD Smurfit Executive MBA course. It was universally reviled and even the lecturer admitted that he had issues with the book. However there was no better alternative.
The book organises itself around the top issues related to strategy implementation from a Wharton-Gartner and Wharton Exec Ed survey. Here lies the first issue. Though Hrebniak imparts his immense experience and thoughts on these subject areas individually, he fails to do any rigorous analysis on the underlying issues (root cause or causes if any exist) which may link them together or possibly suggest that other areas need attention. As he… Read more