It’s been over a year since I’ve blogged on anything from the Harvard Business Review. For business intelligence, big data and analytics relevance, the more tech-focused MIT Sloan Management Review’s probably a better bet at this point. But every now and then HBR hits the evidence-based mark with an article that can have a big influence on our discipline.

Like many HBR editions, September 2012 revolves on business strategy, the Editor’s introduction articulating the challenge of a “Proper Theory of Business (is) to marry empirical rigor with creative thinking.” Included in the spotlight is an intriguing piece entitled “Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy,” written by several B-school academics and the former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble. A credible team it would seem.

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