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September 4, 2011

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A Simple Way to Get to the Heart of any Issue – Act Like a 3 year old.

Ask Questions to Build Strategy

  Getting to the Heart of the Issue – the Power of Asking Questions In a prior post [here], a simple way of breaking through ‘complexity paralysis’ related to strategic planning was proposed.  Essentially, a great first step to breaking through the paralysis or failure to take action on a strategic plan was to start […]

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August 30, 2011

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Is it a Business Plan or a Business Strategy?

Seriously, there’s a lot of difference . . . I was digging the internet, as I’m want to do, looking for some more StrategyDIY inspiration and found 2 great articles related to Business Plan vs. Business Strategy.  Funny enough, they are pretty much aligned on their conclusions.  And I think the conclusions provided are just […]

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August 26, 2011

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Review: Can You Say What Your Strategy Is? (HBR)

  Today I rediscovered a favorite article that really sits well with the StrategyDIY philosophy of simplifying business strategy.  I have linked to the summary on HBR.org at the end of the post (FYI: Not an affiliate link). I can tell you, it’s nice to find those like-minded souls out there that share some of […]

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August 24, 2011

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How many pages does it take to make a good business strategy?

  Is it the document that’s important? Does size/volume of the document determine the value of a business plan or business strategy? We might think the answer is “yes” based on our reviews of business plan templates available online and or if we have experience with formal business strategy systems (e.g. some types of consultants, […]

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August 19, 2011

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2 Common Problems in Business Strategy Development

In our quest for simplifying small business strategy development, it might be interesting to consider two common barriers to successful strategy design.  I will guess that most of us have either suffered from or seen people afflicted by these conditions.  The first affects our ability to start; the second, our ability to draw insightful conclusions […]

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