Strategy

 

Strategic Management

 

Strategist

 

   

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.

 

BE MAD

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.

 

Business Strategies of 7 World-changing Firms

 

 

 

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.

 

Strategic Thinking: 7 Principles

 

 

 

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

Customer-driven Innovation

 

 

 

 

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

 

Key Elements of Strategic Thinking