Joseph Bower is the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He served as the faculty chair of both The Corporate Leader Program and The General Management Program at Harvard. An expert on corporate strategy, organization, and leadership, he has devoted much of his teaching and research to challenges confronting corporate leaders in today’s rapidly changing hyper-competitive conditions. Joseph Bower has also been active in the development of institutions and programs. He helped establish the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna. He also founded the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Currently, he is helping to build the new joint MBA-MPP degree program joint offered by the Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. Joseph Bower has consulted widely on problems of strategy and organization with companies here and abroad and has written more than a dozen books.