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Great Execution Won’t Matter Without Effective Strategy – Kaihan Krippendorff, New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, May 22, 2018

This is not a question of chicken or the egg.

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Topics: OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Outthinker Process, Kaihan Krippendorff, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018

Why Have a 3 – 5 Year Plan?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Topics: Strategic Planning, 3-5 year plan, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Event or Process, Simon Sinek

Are Best Practices Dead?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Digital is taking over every aspect of business.

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Topics: best practices of growth companies, Best Business Practices, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Digital Disruption, Speed

Decisions Equal Success – Do You Face a Survival Decision?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Have you ever struggled making a decision?

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Topics: Decision-Making, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Decisions Equal Success, Outthinker Process

Disruptive Ideas – Mastery in Forecasting

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 8, 2018

How do we expand our ability to make good decisions to create, disruptive innovation, ideas to give you a competitive advantage?

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Topics: strategy decisions, Adam Grant, Originals, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Disruptive Strategies, Outthinker Process, Forecasting

8 P’s – A Powerful Way to Discover Strengths, Weaknesses, Trends

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Innovation and Outthinking the Competition is often considered to be for technology firms.  Service industry, wholesale, manufacturing companies may feel unless they are involved in technology it’s difficult to discover ways to innovate and Outthink their Competition.

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT, Outthinker Process

What Does Your Customer Care About – Product Attributes

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

You don’t know your customer!

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies, Disruptive Strategies, OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT, Outthinker Process

Great Strategy: Clarity On What You Want

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Did you determine your Competitiveness score?  Calculate Your OUTthinker Score - Assessment provides a link to download the quick assessment based on the 8 P’s (dimensions) of Positioning, Product, Price, Physical Appearance, Placement, Promotion, Process, People.

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT

The Five Habits of Outthinkers – Develop a Winning Habit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 2, 2017

How do some people see and seize strategic options that others overlook?

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies

Disrupt Yourself or Be Disrupted By the Competition

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

“When you’re green your grow, when you ripe you rot.”

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Topics: OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Move Early to the Next Battleground

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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