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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

Pitfalls to Profitable Growth Internal - The Founders Mentality – Scale Up San Antonio Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Would it surprise you to discover most of the challenges with profitable growth are internal factors versus external factors?

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Topics: strategy, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, The Founders Mentality, Strategy Decision, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Chris Zook

Understand Your Core - The Founders Mentality – Chris Zook – Scale Up San Antonio Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

What's your Core?

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Topics: One Phrase Strategy, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, The Founders Mentality, Strategy Decision, Chris Zook

The Founders Mentality Outperforms – Chris Zook – Scale Up San Antonio Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

15 years consulting and research at Bain & Company helping customers Scale Up, provides Chris Zook with insights into how businesses fail to utilize the distinctive, powerful assets, and capabilities they own in their Core Business.

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, The Founders Mentality, Strategy Decision, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Chris Zook

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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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