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September 26, 2011

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A Must-Have Skill for Building Your Business Strategy

  As you might expect, any business strategy process will include a fair bit of research.  It is certainly common that business leaders and staff (or consultants if engaged in this work) will spend the majority of the early stages of strategy development studying, analyzing, assessing (pick your buzz word) various components of the market, […]

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September 22, 2011

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Simple Business Growth Strategy Development (Part 1) – Overview

This post is the first in a series outlining a basic DIY business strategy building system. What are you trying to do with a business strategy? Well, if you are hanging around StrategyDIY, you probably have that nagging feeling you need a strategy for your business.  You might have lost that confidence you had when […]

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September 19, 2011

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Do we still need business strategies?

  It seems business strategies are dying and so too the strategist.  As I read popular strategy and internet-business blogs, guru messages converge on the imperative to act.  To move.  To blog.  To get something out there.  Top strategy books for entrepreneurs have titles like “Ready, Fire, Aim”.  Internet business is positioned as a get-started […]

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September 14, 2011

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3 Key Ingredients for Making a Business Strategy

Problems in business strategy development, like failure to act due to perceived complexity or an intense focus on business plan tools or templates that don’t fit strategy building, are more obvious than the solutions. So, it seems like a good idea to consider what can make strategy development successful; or to review some things that […]

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September 11, 2011

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What can Prof. Van Helsing teach us about strategy?

  Being a frequent flier, I get all the reading time I need.  Recently I finished reading the original Dracula by Bram Stoker.  Now, honestly, I had never read this before.  A little bit of personal pressure to read some literary classics pushed me to getting this downloaded onto the Kindle.  I put at the […]

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