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Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Last blog, What Strategy Is And Isn’t: Playing to Win we shared: Strategy is about making specific choices to win in the marketplace.

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Topics: Strategy Decision, strategy, Playing To Win, Top Line Revenue Growth

What Strategy Is And Isn’t: Playing to Win

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Several weeks ago one of my customers met with Kaihan Krippendorff, author of Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore, to complete our work on the Outthinker Process.  I’ve shared their progress in our previous blogs

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Topics: Playing To Win, Strategy Decision, strategy


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Three ideas. 

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Topics: Outthinker Process, Strategy Decision, strategy, Kaihan Krippendorff, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

STEP 4 - OUTTHINKER PROCESS - ANALYZE – Space For Impossible Ideas

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 30, 2018

How do you take 192 strategic narratives and determine which have the greatest potential to grow your business.

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Topics: OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Kaihan Krippendorff, Strategy Decision, strategy

Calculate Your OUTthinker Score – The Assessment Re-Visited

Posted by Douglas A 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: OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Strategy Decision, strategy

You Can Achieve Similar Success – David Meerman Scott - New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 11, 2018

What’s wrong with your business to business marketing?

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, David Meerman Scott, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy Decision, ScaleUp Summit Learning

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, Strategy Decision, Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Alignment

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

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 23, 2018

How does your business innovate?

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

The Light at the End of the Tunnel – A Train!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 5, 2018

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s a train, coming your way!” 

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Topics: Digital Disruption, Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Speed, Best Business Practices

ONLY 8% of Companies Prepared for Digital Disruption

Posted by Douglas A 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: Digital Disruption, Outthinker Process, Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Forecasting

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