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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.
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.
Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.
I've helped some of my classmates on how to strategize to get to the next level of their businesses. And it's interesting, because here I am sitting there from the entertainment industry and the fashion industry, and I'm giving a billionaire that has a business that's been in his family for 300 years - I'm giving him advice about strategy!
Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family's asleep and I'm alone, I think about the next day's writing and plan a strategy for my assault on the blank page.
Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'
Jef I. Richards
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.
John P. Kotter
There's only one growth strategy: work hard.
I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
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.
Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.
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 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.
The world is a multiplicity, a harvest-field, a battle-ground; and thence arises through human contact ways of numbering, or mathematics, ways of tillage, or agriculture, ways of fighting, or military tactics and strategy, and these are incorporated in individuals as habits of life.
George Edward Woodberry
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, 'Think big but start small.'
So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.
Without there being some national strategy, it is difficult for educators to know what kinds of engineers or technicians to produce and for potential students to know what professions to study for.
I generally disagree with most of the very high margin opportunities. Why? Because it's a business strategy tradeoff: the lower the margin you take, the faster you grow.
A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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