Some years ago I spent half of my weekends with my studies of Real Estate Investment Banking. I clearly remember one lecture about Exit Strategies (for real estate investors). The excellent tutor managed to keep us awake during this wonderful … Continue reading
Tag Archives: strategy
October 8, 2015
Strategic planning â€“ much criticism but surprisingly high satisfaction
There is a lot of critique of strategic planning around. The heavy reliance on analysis has been said to favor measurable outcomes and it would be inappropriate for our unpredictable environment. This critique is not new, but it is constantly … Continue reading
June 12, 2015
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A comfortable strategy is not a good strategy
Here are some brief quotes about strategy I came across yesterday. There is more truth about the nature of strategy in these few lines, than in some lengthy articles. Read, enjoy, and take some wisdom with you:
May 5, 2015
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What competitive strategy is all about
Today I like to share a nugget from my current reading. I am a big fan of the classic writings on strategy. The original writings of the big strategic thinkers of the past still reveal valuable insights for today. Bruce … Continue reading
April 29, 2015
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Deutsche Bankâ€™s new strategy â€“ Is it anything better than the previous Strategy 2015+?
Deutsche Bank has announced its new strategy on 27 April, 2015. Will this one be the big step forward that finally repositions the bank as a profitable global player? I have my doubts. In order to understand why, we first … Continue reading
March 5, 2015
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The many faces of the strategist
The job description of a strategist is manifold. Similarly, expectations on the strategist are diverse. It seems as if almost anybody has his own unique idea of the traits of a strategist. Not surprisingly, these many facets are fairly contradictory. … Continue reading
January 18, 2015
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How to overcome obsolete beliefs in strategic thinking
Is your strategic thinking influenced by obsolete beliefs? This is probably not the first question that comes to mind in the context of strategic planning. However – that may be a mistake: Each strategic analysis makes some assumptions about elements … Continue reading
January 3, 2015
Is not having a strategy a viable strategy?
Not to have a strategy is an oxymoron. Of course, there are businesses that seem to have no strategy at all. Some even have declared that they will operate without one. But do these businesses really have no strategy? The … Continue reading
September 18, 2014
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Do you connect strategy and time allocation?
Today I found the following â€“ very interesting â€“ research results regarding the connection between strategy and time allocations of leaders: “There’s no question that executives and leaders are busier than ever. But are they spending their valuable time on … Continue reading
July 23, 2014
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Business model and strategy process
The employment of business models in strategy process has been featured in an article of the German Harvard Business Manager recently. The key question was: In which year did your organization discuss the business model as part of the strategy … Continue reading