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How to Develop A Disruptive Business Model The Outthinker Process - 36 Stratagems

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 23, 2018

How does your business innovate?

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Topics: strategy, Strategy Decision, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies, Outthinker Process, Kaihan Krippendorff, 8 P's

Put Your Worst Foot Forward – 2 of 4 Reasons it Works

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Have you ever considered telling your prospects, they shouldn’t buy from you? Telling your investors or prospective investors why not to invest, or what’s wrong with your business? How about sharing with the people who don’t support your ideas, they’re right?

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Topics: strategy, Adam Grant, Orginals

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

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

Calculate Your OUTthinker Score - Assessment

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

It’s been asked of me, “Why all the emphasis on Outthinking?”

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

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

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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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