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What Open Strategy is NOT

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Review: “Don’t Confuse Strategy with Lofty Goals”

"Strategy is not aspirations, objectives or wishful thinking. Most companies [...]

Review: How New CEOs Can Balance Strategy and Execution”

"It’s not strategy vs. execution - It’s strategy and execution [...]

Review: “Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers”

In our experience, if strategy doesn’t start with real-time conversations [...]

Review: “Make Resilience Your Company’s Strategic Advantage”

"Too many organisations hold a narrow view of resilience as [...]

Review: “6 Factors Driving Changes to Today’s Corporate Strategies”

The world of strategy is changing. "Back in the 1970s, [...]

Review: “Does Your Company’s Culture Reinforce Its Strategy and Purpose?”

  "A tight connection between purpose, strategy, and culture is [...]

Review: “Secrecy Is Overrated. Particularly In Strategy Making”

  "Companies today are no less worried about divulging secrets, [...]

Review: “4 Steps to Creating a Strategy in an Uncertain World”

  Often, the main challenge when it comes to strategy [...]

Review: “Two Questions to Ask Before Setting Your Strategy”

"(Traditional) Education often biases us towards immediately trying to solve [...]

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In his recent conversation with McKinsey, author of Good Strategy/Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt explains how to develop strategies that aim to solve problems rather than simply state ambitions.

We've captured some of the best snippets here

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andrewjmbird_does-your-strategy-focus-on-ambitions-or-activity-7028118459439865856-fopN?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

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This will be interesting to watch unfold…

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Our recent conversation with the world's #1 Management Thinker and strategy expert @RogerLMartin

Full conversation and podcast versions on the YouTube description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8omQJ0Rd_6Q&t=2s

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We chat with Jordan Colreavy, Head of Category Strategy at L'Oréal' where he talks about their unique intuition-driven strategy.

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Listen to the full conversation on YouTube or podcast here https://foundstone.co/insights/

Traditional "Education often biases us towards immediately trying to solve well-framed problems. Real world problems are much more ambiguous — it may not even be clear that there is a problem to be solved".

Recommended read

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https://hbr.org/2022/06/two-questions-to-ask-before-setting-your-strategy

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