Impostor Syndrome

Dr Clance and Dr Imes identified the impostor phenomenon in the 1970s.  In recent years, it’s found fame as the “impostor syndrome”.  It’s a state…

Life Words

Learning Outcome: Some experienced words on what you’re in for.

Meaning is Yours to Make

The strategy life is a constant rummage for meaning. “Is it this? Is it that? Is that thing this – or is it something else…

How Other People Block Strategy

Not everybody with whom you’ll work will want you to succeed. This can be confusing. Over time, you’ll realize you might need to analyze every…

Strategy Work is Creative Work

One of the most important things to embrace is that strategy work is creative work. The challenge is creating a culture in which people don’t…

Insights are Survival

Insights help us survive. This makes them serious work.  But, while insights can make a serious impact, it’s not useful to treat them as “business-serious”…

Problems are Worth Having

Problems help us sell, they captivate our brains, and they house solutions. Finding problems and playing with them are a vital critical thinking tool. So…

All Ideas Cross the Line

To discuss strategy is to discuss ideas. So we need to understand the difference between ideas and thoughts, and how ideas happen. To understand ideas…

Secret About Ideas

You can use words however you’d like to use words. But when we cheapen words like “idea”, we cheapen our work while also making our…

You Run Too Much

You run too much. But why?  In 2015, one of Italy’s most luscious footballers moved to New York to play soccer at Yankee Stadium. Andrea…

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