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Avoid A Blockbuster Failure – Red Team

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong—these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” —Sir Winston Churchill

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Topics: Disruptive Strategies, Digital Disruption, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

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

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

Disruptive Ideas – Mastery in Forecasting

Posted by Douglas A 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 A 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

What Does Your Customer Care About – Product Attributes

Posted by Douglas A 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

Disrupt Yourself or Be Disrupted By the Competition

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

“When you’re green your grow, when you ripe you rot.”

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Topics: OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Move Early to the Next Battleground

OUTthinker Strategy Playbook: Force a Two Front Battle

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Force a Two Front Battle, may sound counterintuitive. 

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Topics: strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, OUTthnkers 5 most common Strategies, Force a Two Front Battle, Disruptive Strategies

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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