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Presentation to Alliance of CEOs on Head and Heart of Decision Making

How do you make a great decision every time? In November 2016, the Alliance of CEOs invited me to present on this topic. The Alliance recorded the following eight minute video on the Head and Heart of Decision Making. In it, I tell how I was nearly fired by Mel Harris

The Cognitive Bias Song

Here’s yet another reason you need good a Strategic Portfolio Management process.   I worked with Kahneman and Tversky, the psychologists who discovered cognitive bias, in the 1980’s when these were esoteric research topics. Since then I have spent decades inventing and refining methods that address these biases and incorporating them

Profitable Pivots for Your Portfolio, Part 2 | ValuePoint March 2017

Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg In last month’s ValuePoint, I shared two methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. These methods help them to reposition or expand products, make acquisitions, reallocate

SmartOrg Founders Join Faculty of USC DECIDE Professional Certificate Program in Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision Making in Organizations course will be taught June 7-9, 2017 SmartOrg’s David Matheson and Jim Matheson will teach the course Strategic Decision Making in Organizations, one of the four courses comprising the USC DECIDE certificate program.  The 2 ½ day course will present the skills and process for

Profitable Pivots for Your Portfolio, Part 1 | ValuePoint February 2017

Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg I’ve been keeping a catalog of methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. At a recent innovation conference (see “Profitable Pivots at MindXchange” at the end

A Rigorous Analytical Framework For Resource Reallocation Decisions

Yuval Atzmon of McKinsey and Company recently wrote a blog calling for a rigorous analytical framework to support resource reallocation decisions: where to reallocate resources, how much to reallocate, and how to execute the reallocation.  We wholeheartedly agree, as the creators of a framework to deal with just these issues.

Sad News About Our Friend, Colleague and Co-Founder, Don Creswell

It is with very heavy hearts that we at SmartOrg announce the passing of our friend, colleague and co-founder Don Creswell.  Don’s association with the SmartOrg team extends back well before the founding of our company in 2000, to the

Finance + Innovation = Acceleration | ValuePoint December 2016

Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg If resources were unlimited, Innovation (R&D and New Product Development) and Finance would never be in conflict: every idea would be fully funded and staffed. In a resource-constrained world, Innovation and Finance

The Why, What and How of Strategic Portfolio Management | ValuePoint November 2016

Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg SmartOrg periodically conducts exercises at conferences, seminars and continuing education classes to find out what executives think are the most important aspects of strategic portfolio management and how

See You at BEI 2016 | ValuePoint October 2016

Download PDF By Somik Raja, SmartOrg SmartOrg will be at the Back End of Innovation conference from November 15-17, 2016. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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SmartOrg Founders Join Faculty of USC DECIDE Professional Certificate Program in Strategic Decision Making

Strategic Decision Making in Organizations course will be taught June 7-9, 2017 SmartOrg’s David Matheson and Jim Matheson will teach the course Strategic Decision Making in Organizations, one of the four courses […]

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