Good Strategy/Bad Strategy
"Bad strategy tends to skip over pesky details such as problems."
"Strategy cannot be a useful concept if it is a synonym for success." (It’s not just about winning)
"A word that can mean anything has lots its bite. To give content to a concept, one has to draw lines."
"The words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ are often sloppily used to mark decisions made by the highest-level officials…but when you speak of ‘strategy’ you should not simply be marking the pay grade of the decision maker. The term ‘strategy’ should mean a cohesive response to an important challenge.”
"A good strategy includes a set of coherent actions. They are not "implementation" details: they are the punch in the strategy."
- Quotes from Richard Rumelt’s “Good Strategy/Bad Strategy.”