“Full of wisdom, intelligence, and—rare in this field—moral purpose. Montgomery calls the business leader to his/her necessary duty as strategist-in-chief for the enterprise. Showing how classic strategic concepts explain the trajectories of real-world companies as varied as Gucci and IKEA, she drives home the ways strategy can give meaning to what companies do and to the lives of those who forge their corporate future.”
— Walter Kiechel III, author of The Lords of Strategy
“Cynthia Montgomery stimulates you as a business leader, to be owner, creator and ongoing steward of your company’s strategy. She uses her vast experiences in executive education to create engaging and stimulating exampling of successful strategies; both in purpose and execution. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book.”
— Dr. Tom Clarke, President of New Business Ventures, Nike, Inc.
“Cynthia Montgomery’s The Strategist debunks the Myth of the Super-Manager, capable of overcoming any and all competitive forces. Instead, Montgomery prescribes a clear roadmap to develop successful, customized strategies for organizations and the people who lead them.
— Craigie Zildjian, CEO, Avedis Zildjian Company
“In this refreshing book, Montgomery brings out the Strategist in each of us. Wherever you are in the world, as a student, teacher or practitioner of strategy, you will find this book a joyful companion as you reinvent yourself and the world around you.”
— Ashok Vasudevan, Founder and CEO of Tasty Bite
“Montgomery’s approach to demystifying strategy is revolutionary. This book will make you sit up and take actions that will have a lasting and positive effect on your company. If you are ready for a life changing journey, read on.”
—Peter Henderson, Chairman, Indigo Telecomm
“Those who think that experience is the best teacher have not read Cynthia Montgomery’s latest book, The Strategist. Professor Montgomery will take you on an engaging study of what strategy is, how it’s done and why business leaders should care. Many of us will never get the chance to attend Harvard Business School, much less have the privilege of hearing a Montgomery lecture. But the full-effect of Montgomery’s engaging teaching style comes through loud and clear in The Strategist. But, beware. Once you read this book, you too will become a strategy evangelist.”
— Missy Park, Founder, CEO; Title Nine