Getting ahead of your strategic group

With a clever strategy, each action is self-reinforcing. Each action creates more options and advantages that are mutually beneficial. Each victory is not just for today but for tomorrow. Consider the strategic trajectory of your plan and how each part may provide the basis for future success. This is the test of creative, forward-thinking strategy.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Key participants: You and your boss.

Strategy rating: ****

Amazon started as an online book shop. Its key competitors were traditional real-world book shops because that is where traditional customers bought their traditional books. But it also had other online competitors which it has surpassed. Amazon chose to focus on service – knowing ...

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