The details that matter

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Great ideas can be poorly executed.  You may make money or achieve some small goal, but the full potential will not have been reached.  Execution can elevate the simplest of ideas to new levels of growth and success. There are several things that people can do to improve how they execute new projects, initiatives, or deliver a service.  You can start by getting a handle on the big … Read More

Compete or collaborate

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From Walter Kiechel’s The Lords of Strategy: “Once you start from the idea that the unit of competitive advantage is not necessarily the corporation, as conventionally defined … it’s like in biology, going from thinking of competition among animals to thinking of competition among genes. The generation of strategic thinking we’re now entering challenges the earlier ontological assumptions. It says that … Read More

A pleasant non-answer


A pleasant non-answer serves an interesting role in relationships between people. As a general or vague response delivered with a cheery tone or a smile, it can soften bad news.  It can keep people in the dark about what you really think.  A non-answer might also buy you some time while you figure what to do next.  There are positive … Read More