Foundstone Conversations

Real-world conversations with business & industry leaders about their latest challenges, learning’s and insights

What is Foundstone Conversations?
We’re here to build a community that’s centred on real-world learning.

Roger Martin, World’s #1 Management Thinker
What is Strategy? Planning is not Strategy.

Julia Hautz and Stephan Friedrich, Co-Authors of Open Strategy

Webinar – What is Open Strategy?

Foundstone Podcast

Listen to Foundstone Conversations on Podcast. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and Google Podcasts.

Foundstone Strategy Drop

Quick strategy how-tos based on what we’re seeing working well in strategy and getting the best outcomes.

Opening up the strategy process
The traditional top-down approach to strategy is becoming redundant.

The modern strategy process
Strategy is not about having all the answers

Insights from LinkedIn

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Amber Community’s Open Strategy Outcomes

This is how we get results for our clients through an Open Strategy approach…

We worked with Amber Community (formerly known as RTSSV) to help them gain unique customer and market insights…

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Over 1500 LinkedIn Followers!

We now have over 1500 people in our strategy community – thank you for being a part of it. And hello to our new followers!…

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Executing the Strategy

We’re starting to see that the traditional view of strategy & execution as separate & sequential disciplines is changing…

Using these brief definitions:
Strategy – A set of guiding principles for decision-making
Execution – The implementation of a strategy…

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Strategy AND Planning

Planning is an absolutely critical element, that supports a clear strategy.

But planning can’t be a substitute for strategy…

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Open Strategy
An Open Strategy

As our good friend Graham Kenny from Harvard Business Review puts it…..”Strategy should be discovered, not developed”…

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Customer and Market Insights
Market and Customer Insights

A lot of the time, we see ‘strategy’ that’s made up of a heap of internal assumptions from top management…

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Articles by Us

Original articles written by us to provide insight into our real-world strategy experiences

What Open Strategy is NOT
Why Qualitative Customer Conversations (QCCs) Transform Strategy Outcomes
Are you ignoring what’s happening in your market?

Curated Strategy Content

Articles, videos, podcasts, and other forms of strategy content by other experienced business & community leaders, curated by us

Review: “Don’t Confuse Strategy with Lofty Goals”
Review: How New CEOs Can Balance Strategy and Execution”
Review: “Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers”

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