I have a theory. My theory is that there are basically two groups of people in the world. Some have a strategic bent and others don’t. Obviously, there are degrees in between. But generally, there are two groups. Given any situation that calls for planning or laying out the steps to a successful launch or roll-out there are some people that just go there intuitively, in some ways coldly examining the possibilities and looking for ways to game the situation. And the other group looks blankly at the whiteboard like a calf looks at a new gate (how’s that for a little Texas lingo?).
That’s how the theory goes. You buy it? Oh…and one more important detail…there’s no right or wrong in this. It’s a wiring thing. Like some people can balance a checkbook and others just open a new account and wait for the old one to zero out. Or some people like everything neatly put away and others are totally ok with a little mess (or a big mess).
So here are the questions of the day:
- If there were a continuum…and on one end was the word "strategic"…and on the other end was the diet coke of strategy…which end would you be on?
- Why do you read StrategyCentral? Do you read it because you resonate with the strategic bent? Or maybe you like to prime your strategic pump? Or maybe you’re just an anarchist? What makes you stop by?
Would you tell me?