Author Archives: Ted Galpin
The Strategy Book
Leo over at Zen Habits is suggesting I would be happier if I write more. He’s probably correct. So here’s a story boys and girls… (And usual rules apply, keep Google handy for my obscure references, HTML links go stale too … Continue reading
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
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
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
Strategic Science on the Competitive Intelligence Podcast!
First thing – sorry for the months without posts. The site got hacked while I was out of town, followed immediately by a nice contract that’s using 50 hours a week (paying jobs come first), and did I mention that … Continue reading
Top Ten Strategy Tricks: #10 Schwerpunkt
Top Ten strategy Tricks — Really our ten favorite strategy concepts. Here at strategic science we have a bag of tricks — mostly different strategic techniques used for intelligence, planning, execution and adaptation. Things like SWOT, PESTL, five forces, value … Continue reading
The Difference Between Intelligence and Espionage
An outside the box strategic discussion by Ted S Galpin 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: … Continue reading
You don’t know Sun Tzu
An outside the box strategic discussion by Ted S 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 … Continue reading
The Problem with Competitive Intelligence
An out side the box strategic discussion by Ted S 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 … Continue reading
In Afghanistan, there are no coincidences
In Afghanistan, there are no coincidences. An outside the box strategy analysis by Ted S 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 … Continue reading
Strategy bogged down by reality?
Strategy bogged down by reality? A personal note. Ok seriously, one of my problems is getting “looped” by the everyday grind. Let’s step back a moment. What do I mean by looped? I need to explain John Boyd, his OODA loop, … Continue reading