Category Archives: Strategy

3 Powerful Mental Models For Thinking Clearly

Clear thinking is rare, because thinking is hard. Show me someone who thinks clearly and I’ll want to know their process for achieving it. Personally, I’m more concerned by being seen as someone who thinks clearly than someone that’s called smart. You can be smart, but you won’t be able to communicate and influence if you’re unable to think clearly.

7 Lessons From Think Again by Adam Grant

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How often do you change your mind? I don’t know of anybody who keeps a journal of the amount of times they change their mind during the day, week, month or year. Changing our mind isn’t something we deliberately aim to do, but it’s necessary for our growth as people. As Adam Grant, author of Originals, says in his book Think Again: changing your mind does not mean you’ve abandoned your principles. It means you’ve evolved.

3 Ways To Become Aware of Your Thinking Blind Spots

Do you like making bad decisions? I’m 100% sure you don’t and would rather make good ones. Unfortunately, making good decisions isn’t easy when you don’t know why you make bad ones in the first place. So, why do we make bad decisions? That’s a good place to start…

The Ultimate Guide For Category Differentiation: The 8 Category Levers

Most businesses exist in the trap of better, which is a race to commoditization; more of the same. There are no shortage of books, blog posts and articles on how to differentiate a business. There really isn’t a surefire guide on how to achieve game-changing differentiation, but there are principles. How can you differentiate your business?

3 Reasons Why Making A Decision Can Be So Difficult

Decisions. Big and small, they are part of our everyday life. Everything from choosing what to eat, where to park, what to pay attention to, who you date, who you marry, what you buy; these decisions determine ones future. Yet we don’t consider this when making most of these decisions; specifically the day to day ones.

One Perspective is No Perspective

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We’re all biased, so biased that we love to hang out with people who think like us, read stuff that we agree with and do stuff we like to do. It’s all good and well, but what we get in enjoyement we lose in perspective; because that one perspective that we hold isn’t the complete picture of life.

What Strategy Is: A Lesson From Southwest Airlines

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What is strategy? When done well, it describes how an organization wins; and serves as a guide to behavior in the day to day operations of the organization. Getting to this point is not easy, crafting strategy is hard. So hard that most company’s strategies are just more of the same; choosing to be a follower rather than a leader. All followers fall into the same strategy traps, and have to pay for it by competing on a race to the bottom.