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There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness.
We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.
A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss - and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.
Charles de Gaulle
The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish.
Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.
When a plan or strategy fails, people are tempted to assume it was the wrong vision. Plans and strategies can always be changed and improved. But vision doesn't change. Visions are simply refined with time.
Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it.
There's only one growth strategy: work hard.
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy.
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.
Giving feels good, but it's also good for the bottom line. Charity is a viable growth strategy for a lot of companies. Our customers get excited to be a part of what we're doing. If you ask anyone wearing Toms how they first heard about us, most won't mention an advertisement; they'll say a friend told them our story.
Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.
As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand apart from the crowd. If you form a strategy without doing the research, your brand will barely float - and at the speed industries move at today, brands sink fast.
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, 'Think big but start small.'
We need to stop thinking about infrastructure as an economic stimulant and start thinking about it as a strategy. Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth.
A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It's more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.
There's a certain logic to avoiding the haters, but as a strategy, it's utterly flawed. When you turn off the feedback, you lose the benefits as well as the drawbacks. It's like having a sore finger and cutting off your arm.
It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.
There are people who are really good managers, people who can manage a big organization, and then there are people who are very analytic or focused on strategy. Those two types don't usually tend to be in the same person. I would put myself much more in the latter camp.
I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.
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