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What can Prof. Van Helsing teach us about strategy?

September 11, 2011

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

September 4, 2011

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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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Is it a Business Plan or a Business Strategy?

August 30, 2011

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

August 26, 2011

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

August 24, 2011

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  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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