Strategic Management





The Strategist's 15 Rules

By: Vladimir Kvint a scientist's view on strategic management





How To Make Your Strategic Plan a Reality

The following 15 rules can act as an aid and guideline for the development and use of the strategic mindset.





A practical set of rules can be especially helpful for strategists when they are in an environment with which they are not entirely familiar.

The strategist's 15 rules can also be used as algorithmic tools to guide the discovery, formation, development, and implementation of strategy, especially in markets with high levels of uncertainty and risk.




Rule 1

Strategists can never rely on common sense alone.



Brake Rules




Rule 2

The majority is very often strategically wrong.


Experts Are Often Wrong: Examples




Rule 3

Strategically, the present is already the past.


IG as a Civilizational Breakthrough




Rule 4

The strategist must learn from history.


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Rule 5

Nothing lasts forever.


Reassess Your Past Decisions 




Rule 6

Inertia is the strategist's greatest adversary.


How to Overcome Procrastination





Rule 7

Strategists should not fail into predictable patterns.


Surprise to Win

Disruptive Strategist




Rule 8

A successful strategy cannot be dishonest.


Know Your Enemies

Strategic Creativity




Rule 9

Strategists must make systems out of chaos.


Innompic Games as a Systemic Innovation




Rule 10

An asymmetric strategic response is more efficient than a symmetric one.


Disruption Strategy

Blue Ocean vs. Red Ocean Strategy





Rule 11

The strategist must always be an optimist.


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Rule 12

Always overestimate the competitor.


Play InnoBall to prepare to win




Rule 13

Innovation can provide huge strategic advantage.


Innompic Games Differentiated




Rule 14

The strategist should optimize limited resources, using time as the determining factor.


Business Strategies

Capability Approach




Rule 15

Strategists must figure out what their clients need, not what their clients want.



Customer-driven Innovation





"To become an effective strategist requires constant practice in strategic thinking." ~ Kenichi Ohmae


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