Strategy

Luck Favors the Prepared

“Luck favors the prepared.”

I’ve heard this quote many times in my life and I have used it liberally with my teams. I believe that it is a variation of a quote by Louis Pasteur. Dwight Eisenhower said, “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” Both of these quotes highlight the necessity for preparation. Today, business leaders (at least the good ones) are trying to think ahead and …

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Asymmetric Business Wargaming

Business Wargaming

A core challenge for all businesses is to understand, anticipate, and prepare for competitive activity in the marketplace. Many business plans contain a section on competition, but the level of detail is often woefully inadequate to arrive at any sort of meaningful understanding of the competitive landscape. Business wargames are designed to dive deeply into the competitive environment and to gain a robust …

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