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Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations by John Wells

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HIGH STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE

Moderately smart firms recognize and solve strategic problems; really smart companies create them. They are never satisfied, always changing.

What makes us powerful as a species is not our ability to solve problems. Chimpanzees are good at that. So are crows and dolphins. Our strength is in our ability to think and communicate in the abstract, to go beyond the here-and-now and imagine alternative futures. At our best, we are innately curious, always looking to improve what we are currently doing while delighting ourselves with completely new ideas.

How do we harness this behaviour to drive strategic change? How do we deal with all the problems the behaviour creates? Where does the management capacity come from? ...

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