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"Vision without execution is just hallucination."


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The Staircase of Expert Execution

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 for us.

This is the methodical execution of already known tasks, towards completion of an alr...


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You Don't Need Real Data To Have Real Ideas

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 future data is as unreliable as your average long-range weather forecast.


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The Submarine of Analytical Research

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. 

The big benefit of the Submarine route as a problem-solving approach is that you turn lots ...


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Strategic = Creative + Analytical

  • People with strong analytical skills need more creativity to become truly strategic. Conversely, people of a more creative disposition need to graft some analytical engine to their unbridled creativity to become more strategic.
  • To be strat...


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The Rollercoaster of Strategic Thinking

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.
  • ‘Down’ – How to eliminate options in no time.
  • ‘Push’ – H...


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Being Strategic Is A Mindset

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 of a successful executive, entrepreneur or freelancer is the ability to be more strategic than one’s ...


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The Future Can’t Be Analyzed; It Can Only Be Created

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

Demographic evolution, societal changes, AI, robots, new specialist legislation, etc. Too many changes on the horizon. There is always a new trend around the corner that you won’t have thought of. ...


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Problems That Need Strategic Thinking

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
  • it’s never been done before
  • there will likely be very little d...


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The Helicopter of Creative Discovery

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 that you’re faced with a bunch of unknowns and that it’s all very chaotic. So you don’t waste ...


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You Need Real Data to Have Real Solutions

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 solution.


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