The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.— Michael Porter
Unpopular Strategies quotations
I have a hard time accepting diversity as a synonym for justice. Diversity is a corporate strategy.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered.
Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.
Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately, it takes a lifetime to master.
There is only one winning strategy. It is to carefully define the target market and direct a superior offering to that target market.
Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition.
It's not a matter of being better at what you do - it's a matter of being different at what you do.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Leadership is about setting a direction.
It's about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision, and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future.
If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it.
Competitive strategy is about being different.
It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.
Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.
Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
One of the Enemy's most effective strategies is to get you to focus on what you don't have, what you used to have, or what someone else has that you wish you had. He does this to keep you from looking around and asking, "God, what can You do through what I have?
Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.
The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.
True genius, in strategy or anywhere, lies in self-control, self-mastery, presence of mind, fluidity of thought.
Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.
But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.
Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.
The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.
If a strategy meets a goal: It's working. If a strategy meets a target: It's a success.
When you see a good move, look for a better one.
Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war
The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
.. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
For me the starting point for everything - before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience - is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you're dead in the water.
You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.