strategic Planning Archives - Amie Devero

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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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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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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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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Measurement Madness

May 4, 2021
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There is a well-known saying that “what gets measured gets managed”.  Depending on your source, it was first said by either physicist Lord kelvin, or Peter Drucker.

It’s generally true. After all, if you plan to run a marathon, you start by finding out what distance […]

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Planning in a Pandemic

April 16, 2020
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If you are a business leader, owner or founder, this pandemic has likely left you reeling.

Prior to this change in the world, you likely had a plan. You were growing or pivoting, expanding or diversifying. That plan could feel irrelevant –and it may be.

The world […]

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Stop and Build a Strategy

March 2, 2020
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It’s not unusual for a company once to have created a business plan, and then to assume that the necessary work of strategic planning has been done. Maybe there is an annual “strategy session” during which annual goals get set. This happens in both start-ups and […]

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