quote by Michael Porter

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

— Michael Porter

Passioned Strategic quotations

The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence;

it is to act with yesterday's logic.

Power is not an institution, and not a structure;

neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.

If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!

Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction.

You just need to be a flea against injustice.

Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.

The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization.

My goal has always been to add value, not to be redundant, not to get in the way, but to do things that lift and move things forward in a very strategic and objective way so that there are real outcomes.

Now North Korea certainly is located in a different place geographically, but I think it faces the same type of strategic decision. Does it want a different future for its people?

The U.S. is looking to India as more then just a marketplace for our defense products, but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner for our future endeavors.

Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic Red Sea coastline is Eritrea, a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans seem to fully understand.

Power and speed aren't enough to overcome someone who is strategic, who knows what you'll do before you do it and can turn it on you; someone who is mentally engaged and combines the whole package.

Niger is not an isolated island of desperation.

It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal.

Strategic planning is not strategic thinking.

Indeed, strategic planning often spoils strategic thinking, causing managers to confuse real vision with the manipulation of numbers.

You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation.

Attacks on cities are strategically justified in so far as they tend to shorten the war and so preserve the lives of allied soldiers.

A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.

There will be no recognition of Israel and there will be no security for the occupation and colonization forces. Resistance will remain our strategic option.

We have a strategic plan. It's called 'doing things'.

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.

I do not play chess – I fight at chess.

Therefore, I willingly combine the tactical with the strategic, the fantastic with the scientific, the combinative with the positional, and I aim to respond to the demands of each given position.

I've always held the view that great states need strategic space.

I mean, George Washington took his space from George III. Britain took it from just about everybody. Russia took all of Eastern Europe. Germany's taken it from everywhere they can, and China will want its space too.

All people here have political rights, social rights, rights to employment, and no one should face discrimination, but our strategic choice is for traditional families, healthy families and a healthy nation. One does not exclude the other and does not hinder the other. I think this is a balanced approach and is entirely the right approach.

I think that's as far as you have to think, everything happens as a coincidence.

It either happens or it doesn't. It's hard to map out a strategic plan by saying, 'If I do that, that's going to get me to the next level.' I think that's the wrong way to go into movies as an actor. It doesn't happen for me that way.

These are the strategic dialectics of anti-imperialist struggle: through the defensive reactions of the system, the escalation of counterrevolution, the transformation of the political martial law into military martial law, the enemy betrays himself, becomes visible.

The expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage and does not demand it from his men.

Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-ori ented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed.... Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.

The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic.

It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests.

...there is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose. For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist for some higher, nobler purpose than that.

What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning-is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.

Strategic air assault is wasted if it is dissipated piecemeal in sporadic attacks between which the enemy has an opportunity to readjust defenses or recuperate.

I have already prepared my counter proposal.

It reads thusly: you may strategically place your wonderful lips upon my posterior and kiss it repeatedly!

Foreign policy will require a strategic agility that, whenever possible, gets ahead of problems, strengthens U.S. security and alliances, and promotes American interests and credibility.

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