(2023-05-21) Cutler Tbm221 Strategy Insightsconviction

John Cutler: TBM 221: Strategy = Insights^Conviction. Getting shit done (Getting Things Done) is an exercise in deciding what NOT to do, and the policies that nudge those decisions in the right direction are what I would expect from a well-tuned business strategy.

It's easy to look at a company and say, "Oh, they're running the X playbook, totally expected." It is much harder to figure out—from the outside—where and how (and why) they said the uncomfortable NOs.

How will they succeed while so many others—an uncomfortably high %, even among skilled teams—have failed?

Yes, "Sometimes the simple and obvious strategies are the best." But no, that's not the whole story, and that is what makes strategy fun.

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