Strategy (7): interlude – strategy and scarcity

This is the seventh post in a series – start here. There will never be enough time, tools, people, or other resources to achieve everything you want to do – especially in the face of everything that everybody else wants to do. The practice of strategy helps us live with this scarcity by managing it: Eliminating possibilities, either permanently… or…

Strategy (6): Strategy and intentions

This is the sixth post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the practice of making, implementing and reviewing big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. Good intentions Strategic plans are usually based on what things are like now,…

Strategy (5): Strategy is about plans (part 3)

This is the third part of the fifth post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the practice of making, implementing and reviewing big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. The second creation Planning may seem humdrum but it’s…

Strategy (5): Strategy is about plans (part 2)

This is the second part of the fifth post in a series* – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the practice of making, implementing and reviewing big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. Strategic plans provide structure Planning is also about structuring…

Strategy (5): Strategy is about plans (part 1)

This is the fifth post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the practice of making, implementing and reviewing big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. The most important things The main purpose of strategy is to help you…

Strategy (4): Strategy is a practice

This is the fourth post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the dynamic process practice of making, implementing and reviewing big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. My Practice In the spirit of refinement through iteration and with…

Strategy (3): Strategy is about the big picture (relatively)

This is the third post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the dynamic process of making big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. Which picture? Strategy is commonly defined as a “big picture” activity: “a general plan to…

Strategy (2): Strategy is dynamic

This is the second post in a series – start here. Definition of Strategy (as a skill or activity): Strategy is the dynamic process of making big-picture plans (strategies) with the intention of increasing the chances or speed at which you’ll achieve your major goals. Strategy in a changing world Because strategies are made and executed in a changing world…

Strategy (1): What is Strategy?

I thought it would be helpful to start a series on strategy with a working definition of strategy, but found it rather tricky to define because we use it in a number of ways. Here are three DriverlessCrocodile definitions of strategy, subject to revision as this series continues. I’ll unpack them further in subsequent posts. Definition of Strategy (as a…

“What can I do?”

… is the question you’ve been waiting to be asked, and it deserves your full attention. Who’s asking? What are they doing now? What can they do? What could they do? (Should you tell them? Should you ask them to tell you?) What else will it take from you to make it happen? Un-busy yourself, spend some time thinking about…