The CIO, as someone who sees across the company, is well positioned to shape corporate strategy. But the CIO is often asked merely to be tactical, and strategy isn't something most CIOs are expected to study in school. Even if a CIO did, the strategy course would probably be misguided, said Cynthia Montgomery, who teaches strategy at Harvard Business School.

Her 2012 book The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs is getting attention, in part because it seems to fly in the face of everything Michael Porter taught businesses about strategy. She says her current book builds on his work but reframes the broader questions of strategic thinking. Read full story on InformationWeek

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