maandag 27 oktober 2008

note to self: strategy is...

"Real strategy lies not in figuring out what to do, but in devising ways to ensure that, compared to others, we actually do more of what everybody knows they should do."

"You can't achieve a competitive differentiation through things you do 'reasonably well most of the time.' "

"The necessary outcome of strategic planning is not analytical insight but resolve."

"Strategy is deciding whose business you are going to turn away."

David Maister (via TomPeters)

2 opmerkingen:

Rob @ Cynic zei

Don't know if it's always about NOT doing stuff [I happen to think that's part of the point] but the rest of it - especially knowing what you DON'T DO - is bloody great.

Niko zei

It's always about not doing the stuff that does not matter. It's about being honest. we know what we don't want to do to achieve an goal. Let's say it and don't do it. This clears time and energy to focus on what to do.