Dr. David Norton is president of Palladium and co-founder of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. He was previously the president of Renaissance Solutions, Inc., an international consulting firm he co-founded in 1992. Before Renaissance, he co-founded Nolan, Norton & Company where he spent 17 years as president, prior to its acquisition by KPMG Peat Marwick.
A frequent lecturer and writer, Dr. Norton’s work with the Balanced Scorecard has been the subject of many articles and public conferences. He is the co-author, with Dr. Robert S. Kaplan, of seven Harvard Business Review (HBR) articles and four books: The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action (1996), The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment (2000), Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes (2004), and Alignment (2006.) Their newest book is The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage (HarvardBusinessSchool Press, forthcoming in 2008).
His books have been translated into 23 languages. The Balanced Scorecard concept was selected by the editors of Harvard Business Review as one of the most influential management ideas of the past 75 years.
Dr. Norton helps its organizations achieve an Execution Premium by linking strategy and operations and enabling mission critical links with timely robust information and data. Today, companies are adopting more complex strategies to handle the increased competition and greater demands from their shareholders, such as increase share price, bond rating, revenues, and brand value.
Dr. Norton earned a BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS in operations research from the Florida Institute of Technology, an MBA from FloridaStateUniversity, and his doctorate in business administration from HarvardBusinessSchool.
The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage
Successful strategy execution has two basic rules: understand the management cycle that links strategy and operations, and know what tools to apply at each stage of the cycle.