What can managers in today's uncertain, unimaginably complex world learn from President Obama and top Chinese executives?
Charles-Edouard Bouée proposes “light footprint” management – comparable to a new American military doctrine and similar to a recently emerged Chinese management style that subordinates strategy to vision and tactics. Bouée explains how conventional management methodologies, techniques and tools can be adapted to the conditions of an increasingly ambiguous and apparently unmanageable world.
Light Footprint Management explains the dynamics of the new business environment and describes the kinds of organization most likely to succeed in it.
From Chinese history to cyberwarfare and the use of drones, all the way to the learnings of Apple resurgence, Charles-Edouard Bouee takes us on a fascinating whirlwind tour of turning points in business and geopolitics. From his unique ability to draw parallels and establish connections, Charles-Edouard Bouee defines a new innovative management philosophy adapted to a new world order of volatility and uncertainty. -- Bernard Liautaud Partner, Balderton Capital and Founder, Business Objects
About the Author
Charles-Edouard Bouée is President of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Asia and a member of the firm's Global Executive Committee. He earned his engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School as well as a law degree from Paris University. He has lived in the UK, US, France and China, and worked on global strategy, organization and management projects. Mr Bouée is also a frequent speaker at international conferences and makes regular media appearances. He is the author of China's Management Revolution: Spirit, Land, Energy (2010) and Comment la Chine change le monde (2013).