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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

ONLY 8% of Companies Prepared for Digital Disruption

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 29, 2018

why-digital-strategies-fails.pngFor the past several months, this blog has been sharing the impact of Digital Disruption.

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Topics: Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Outthinker Process, Forecasting, Digital Disruption

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

Develop Disruptive Innovation – Step One: Generate Lots of Ideas

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

In How Originals Identify Innovative Ideas I promised to share ideas on how you can improve your batting average to generate innovative products and services for your business.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, Adam Grant, Originals, Disruptive Strategies, Outthinker Process

How Originals Identify Innovative Ideas

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A quick reminder why you and your business absolutely need to innovate.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, Adam Grant, Originals, Strategy Decision, Outthinker Process

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

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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.

Our 3 disciplines include:

- Priorities
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