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OUTTHINKER PROCESS STEP 2 – DISSECT (3 Leverage Points) Example

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Our last two blogs, The OUTTHINKER PROCESS – FIRST STEP (Example) and Calculate Your OUTthinker Score – The Assessment Re-Visited shared an example of my customers 1st step in the Outthinker Process plus we revisited how the assessment to calculate your Outthinker Score with the 8 P’s.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Kaihan Krippendorff

Calculate Your OUTthinker Score – The Assessment Re-Visited

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 9, 2018

This week I’m on vacation.  Last Thursday’s Blog, The OUTTHINKER PROCESS – STEP (Example) shared my customer’s first step in the Outthinker Process. The framework for this first step requires your leadership team to take a closer look at your business in terms of your competitiveness.  The 8 P’s assessment, the Outthinker Score, provide great clarity on how your business is positioned against your competition.

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

The OUTTHINKER PROCESS – FIRST STEP (Example)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 5, 2018

Last Tuesday one of my customers finished their last step in Kaihan Krippendorff’s, Outthinker Process. See the 5 steps of the Process in this picture/chart.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process

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

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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:

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