For many organizations today, there’s a gap between strategy design and strategy delivery. While most organizations often excel at developing stellar strategies, many fall short when it comes to actually implementing them.

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Reports

Our reports include actionable findings from professional and academic research, insight from leaders, and illustrated guidelines for improving your organization's strategy design and strategy delivery.

Report – Dec 04, 2018

The Nine Disruptions – Why We Need a New Social Contract for the Digital Economy

This white paper describes nine disruptions to our global economy and society, driven by the technological explosion of the fourth industrial revolution, the globalization of the factors of production, the demographic paradoxes of skilled labor shortages and high youth unemployment, and the impact of climate change on the health and well-being of life on this planet.

By Blockchain Research Institute
Report – Nov 28, 2018

Learning from Crisis Mode

Implications for Better Strategy Implementation

Quartz Insights, in collaboration with the Brightline Initiative, set out to identify the ways that organizations can best leverage the experience of a crisis and use those learnings to improve the way they integrate strategy design and delivery. This special report brings the results of a survey, that polled 1,258 global C-Suite and executive leaders who have experienced a crisis, many from companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more (65%).

By Brightline + Quartz Insights
Report – Nov 28, 2018

Learning from Crisis Mode

Implications for Better Strategy Implementation (Appendix)

Quartz Insights, in collaboration with the Brightline Initiative, set out to identify the ways that organizations can best leverage the experience of a crisis and use those learnings to improve the way they integrate strategy design and delivery. This special report brings the results of a survey, that polled 1,258 global C-Suite and executive leaders who have experienced a crisis, many from companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more (65%).

By Brightline + Quartz Insights
Report – Nov 05, 2018

Distributed Connectivity – The Blockchain-enabled Future of Telecommunications

This white paper explores the breadth of blockchain’s impact on the telecommunications industry. The author presents a framework for evaluating use cases, actionable ideas for blockchain implementation, the risks and limitations of blockchain technology, and a path forward for telecom managers

By Blockchain Research Institute
Report – Nov 05, 2018

Blockchain, the Emerging Platform for Manufacturing 4.0

This white paper explores how distributed ledgers will serve as open platforms for strategy delivery in the fourth industrial revolution. Blockchain technology will support strategies that integrate additive manufacturing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics across supply chains, from design and sourcing to delivery and usage.

By Blockchain Research Institute
Report – Oct 31, 2018

Brightline People Manifesto

People form the link between strategy design and delivery; they turn ideas into reality; they are the strategy in motion. Success requires a deep understanding of the fundamental complexity of this trickiest element: OUR PEOPLE.

By Brightline
Report – Oct 23, 2018

Blockchain and the CMO – The Next Era of Marketing

Chief Marketing Officers can show clear returns on marketing investments and leverage new models of customer acquisition and retention. The author explains how CMOs are unlocking new areas of value creation while protecting brand reputation.

By Blockchain Research Institute
Report – Jun 15, 2018

Amazing Ideas in Business from TED2018

TED 2018 – The Age of Amazement – In business, so much can spark amazement — a great idea that suggests a new market, a product or service that becomes a part of people’s lives, a plan that has an entirely different effect than what was predicted.

By TED
Report – Mar 28, 2018

Harvard Business Review: The Gap Between Strategy and Execution

Insight Center Collection

This HBR Insight Center collection, sponsored by Brightline, cuts through the jargon and hand-waving and gives executives clear, actionable advice on how to close the gap between strategy and execution. A total of 24 relevant articles were compiled in this report.

By Harvard Business Review
Report – Dec 21, 2017

Bright Ideas in Business from TEDWomen

The goal of this TED Women 2017, held in New Orleans, was to surface bold ideas from women and those who support them. Because the Brightline Initiative is dedicated to helping leaders from all types of organizations turn their strategic ideas into results, we were on hand at TEDWomen, taking notes on the most actionable and inspiring ideas on the main stage. Here, the ones we think will help you reach new heights.

By TED
Report – Oct 27, 2017

Bright Ideas in Business from TEDGlobal

TEDGlobal 2017 was a celebration of those out there doing something, whether starting a company or initiative, challenging conventional wisdom or stirring up a new movement. The Brightline Initiative was on hand, taking notes on every moment. In this report, our key takeaways.

By TED
Report – Oct 03, 2017

Closing the Gap: Designing and Delivering a Strategy that Works

A special report by the Economist Intelligence Unit

To understand why many organizations fail to bridge the gap between strategy design and delivery, The (EIU), sponsored by the Brightline Initiative, undertook a global multi-sector survey of 500 senior executives from companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more.

By The Economist
Report – Sep 22, 2017

Brightline 10 Guiding Principles

Brightline’s set of guiding principles to help leaders shrink the costly and wasteful gap between strategy design and delivery. These principles are for us both a moral rule and a basic truth.

By Brightline

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