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MICHAEL PORTER

"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."

MICHAEL PORTER

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Strategic analysis is a cornerstone of effective business decision-making. It involves the systematic collection, interpretation, and application of data to understand the current state of the business, anticipate future trends, and identify opportunities and threats. By processing information into actionable insights, strategic analysis enables businesses to make informed decisions that align with their goals and values. This guide explores ten powerful strategic analysis tools that can empower you to make better decisions.

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