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The Rollercoaster of Strategic Thinking

It is the ultimate mental model for working smarter, not harder. It contains three distinct sections:

  • ‘Up’ – How to generate great ideas quickly.

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How to be Strategic

How to be Strategic

by Fred Pelard

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It’s a way to solve problems. It’s not about how high your IQ is, or how many business theories you know. It’s just about the way you think about problems.

The hallmark o...

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It's the approach most of us use when we don’t actually realize that we are solving a problem. 

We just execute a solution we already know – or we ask another expert to do so...

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The Submarine of Analytical Research

This is the path that problem-solving activities follow when undertaken by people who believe that you need the facts first before you can envisage any answer. No data, no solution...

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It is the approach you take when you can’t really work out the answer right from the beginning and you’re clear that data is going to be sparse and unreliable.

You accept tha...

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You and your team will typically need to think strategically about a particular issue you face if: 

  • the problem is big
  • it lies in the future

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There is simply too much unstructured and unreliable data in the future.

Demographic evolution, societal changes, AI, robots, new specialist legislation, etc. Too many ch...

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  • People with strong analytical skills need more creativity to become truly strategic. Conversely, people of a more creative disposition need to graft some analytical e...

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Analyzing data is really good at making sense of the past, and not so great at making sense of the future.

Because most forecasts will prove to be false. The majority of

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THOMAS EDISON

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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You may not need real data to have real ideas, but you do need real data to have real solutions. Because until it has been tested against the harsh light of reality, your idea is not yet a ...

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