Strategy Archives - Amie Devero

Neutrality Can Sniff Out Bad Strategy

September 13, 2022
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I was listening to a radio interview with David Cohen, an experienced Special Master. You are probably familiar with the title as it has been in the news lately. But, in case not, a Special Master is essentially a judge’s proxy, charged with ensuring the court’s […]

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The Low-Hanging Fruit Dilemma

August 30, 2022
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We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. 

-John F. Kennedy

“Pick the low-hanging fruit.” It’s so common a phrase that very few of us ever interrogate it. The […]

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Less is More in Product Too

August 18, 2022
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Strategy, product, and service offerings are inextricably linked. Although obvious, it’s worth saying, because the same thing that often makes it so hard for leaders to develop excellent strategy, often rears its head in the product roadmap rather than during strategic planning.

But to make this useful […]

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Is Your Strategy Ready For A Recession?

July 4, 2022
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Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’re probably aware that lots of people and indicators suggest we’re aiming for a recession. That may or may not be true, But regardless of whether a recession comes, change is afoot. Whether inflation, interest rates, supply chains, lower […]

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Deciding Strategy Despite Uncertainty

June 21, 2022
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Many of today’s leading founders and CEOs have never weathered an economic downturn. It’s been almost 10 years since the recovery from the great recession, and business has been booming.

Burt if you listen to the news, it’s hard not to be convinced that recession […]

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If Culture Eats Strategy, What Eats Culture?

June 7, 2022
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Everyone knows the line: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  It’s usually attributed to Peter Drucker, although for the life of me I can’t find any evidence he said it.  But Drucker aside, the meaning is what matters. Without the right culture, even magnificent strategies fail.

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Uncertainty Grammar

May 17, 2022
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In Turkish there is a suffix (mis) that turns  a statement uncertain. It’s used to create the “inferential” mood. We don’t have anything like it in English or other Latinate languages, although it does exist in many Baltic languages.  In Estonian it is called the oblique […]

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War Games

March 29, 2022
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Would you rather watch than read? Click here for the 8 minute video.
The war in Ukraine has left us all feeling some combination of sadness, anger, and hopelessness.  It also reminds us of just high the stakes can be when trying to anticipate the future.

Apparently, the […]

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