Category Archives: Strategy

Why Mars? Elon Musk’s Strategy

Why Mars?  What is Elon Musk’s Strategy? Hey guys.  I actually went over this a few times with colleagues over the  summer, and started writing this right before Elon Musk started his Mars PR campaign in September.  Just missed the … Continue reading

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Strategy vs. Tactics (not what you expect)

So, I got some highly unanticipated free time, so here’s a quick run through some important fundamentals.  I don’t care what you do, mastery of the fundamentals is the key to being successful, be it sports, work, or strategy. First … Continue reading

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TED, FRY, Complexity, Systems and Strategy

First in a series on prediction.  I hope. Today is a simple if abstract discussion.  The math of strategy.  Now the majority of my peers at ASP specifically avoid the quantitative, and most strategists I’ve encountered are  MBA’s, historians, or … Continue reading

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And we’re back – with some thoughts on the OODA Spiral

Just short on my lunch break, but had some fascinating side discussions helping out with the strategic planning for ironically the Association of Strategic Planning (ASP). (Warning, on a reread this is heavy wonk on esoteric terminology, and I’ve found … Continue reading

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Motives, Managing Expectations, Alignment and Friction.

So, been gone for a very long time. Explanation – life is what happens while you are making other plans.  Survived the “new normal” economy.  New day job, new house, lots of new changes. First a good strategic lesson I … Continue reading

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The coolest thing I’ve seen all year (AI)

Hi there world. First – A warning to all you young turks out there gearing up to change the world. It will vary with circumstances, but infants are resource consuming schwerpunkts, that will make it difficult to finish any other … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Intelligence and Espionage

An out­side the box strate­gic dis­cus­sion by TSGalpin The Dif­fer­ence Between Intel­li­gence and Espi­onage. Is a mat­ter of life and death. (2016 Bonus answer – because this article gets a ton of traffic – here’s the direct answer: Intelligence is … Continue reading

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You don’t know Sun Tzu

An out­side the box strate­gic dis­cus­sion by TS Galpin You don’t know Sun Tzu Well, actu­ally maybe you do.  But Prob­a­bly not the same way I do. I’ve been work­ing long days on the strat­egy book, and Sun Tzu cer­tainly takes some … Continue reading

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The Problem with Competitive Intelligence

An out side the box strate­gic dis­cus­sion by TS Galpin The Prob­lem with CI When keep­ing up with the CI prac­tice, a com­mon theme is CI falls on deaf ears and is heav­ily under uti­lized.  How do you fix that? In a … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, there are no coin­ci­dences

In Afghanistan, there are no coin­ci­dences. An out­side the box strat­egy analy­sis by TS Galpin. Reprint from July 2nd, 2010 This week we’ll talk about Afghanistan, mainly because cur­rent events make it too fun not to.  Last week I orig­i­nally started doing … Continue reading

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