Your Company's Networks Might Matter More than Its Strategy

Satell, Greg
June 2015
Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;6/10/2015, p2
The author suggests the importance for a company to have both great managers and great leaders, illustrating as an example the case of home movie and video game rental services provider Blockbuster whose chief executive officer (CEO) John Antioco had proven himself as both a manager and a leader.


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