Many years ago I learnt the term ‘choiceful’ from an American colleague; he said good strategy was ‘choiceful’ because it eliminated some desirable options. Books and books and more books have been written on strategy, but ‘choicefulness’ is a keeper - just like Porter’s famous insight that: “The essence of strategy is choosing what not … Continue reading Good Strategy/Bad Strategy
By John Worne History isn't always a reliable guide to the future; plenty of great organisations have wrongly believed their history makes them 'too big to fall'. Still, connecting with the origins: the founding myths and great moments of an organisation, is the surest way to capture the 'hearts and minds' on any forward strategy … Continue reading HBR: To Guide Your Company’s Future, Look to Its Past
When is comes to mapping the future, numbers and values are your best guides. Most modern organisations sit on mountains of unused data. This week I saw a simple piece of analysis, which showed that what we actually do is quite different from what we think we do. The true weight of activity, costs and … Continue reading Mapping the Future? Understand the numbers and follow your values.