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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

OUTthinker Strategy Playbook: Force a Two Front Battle

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Force a Two Front Battle, may sound counterintuitive. 

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Topics: strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies, Force a Two Front Battle, Disruptive Strategies

OUTthinker Examples: Coordinate the Uncoordinated

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 18, 2017

We’ve been exploring Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore by Kaihan Krippendorff, the critical need for your business to innovate and create disruption in today’s economy, not just to thrive, but in many cases to survive.

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

OUTthinker Strategy - Coordinate the Uncoordinated

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Today’s world economic environment and technological advances demand innovation.

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, Coordinate the Uncoordinated

Godzilla & AFLAC Duck - Create Something Out of Nothing

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

You wouldn’t believe Godzilla and the AFLAC Duck would have much in common.  

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Topics: OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, Create Something Out of Nothing, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies, Aflac

Build A Cathedral – OUTthinkers Strategy: BE GOOD

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Brick Layers

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Topics: Core Purpose, strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, BE GOOD

The Death of the Middleman – OUTthink the Competition

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

"It's conceivable that someday our suppliers could try to go direct to consumers and cut us out partially or entirely from our most profitable customer base." Dudley Fleck, Fleck Sales, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Trends, Strategy Decision

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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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