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If three makes a trend, then lately I’ve noted a new trend in strategic thinking.  It involves the discipline to ask different questions to get different results — and not just different results — better, clearer, more sustainable results.  I came across the idea to ask different questions to get different results from three different […]

scalingup-book

– the book:  Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t takes all the wisdom and principles of the business classic Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and translates them into practical tools and approaches for scaling up a business […]

brand-as-business bit:  Peter Sheahan, CEO of Change Labs, gave a provocative keynote address at the recent Consumer Electronics Association’s Industry Forum.  One of his points was that companies miss out on critical opportunities or they’re blindsided by disruption because they don’t explicitly identify the assumptions they make in their planning process.  Strategic decision-making relies on […]

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My recent piece, “Strategy IS Execution,” prompted quite a few reactions.  In it, I wrote about how it no longer makes sense to separate the value of strategy from the value of execution because execution is actually becoming strategy.  I’ve learned a lot from the ensuing comments and conversations. […]