Strategic Management





Two Logics of Strategy Formulation

Strategy Pyramid vs. Strategy Stretch




Strategic Intent Opportunity-driven Business Development Corporate Strategy Vision Mission Goals Business Strategies Discovering Opportunities Pursuing Opportunities 3 Hierarchical Levels of Corporate Strategy Dynamic Corporate Strategy Enterprise Strategy: 2 Logics Strategy Pyramid vs. Strategy Stretch: Vision, Strategic Intent, Mission, Strategic Achievement

Successful companies are those that focus their efforts strategically.

Yet, like various types of animals − elephants, tigers, gazelles, etc. − have specific and very different survival strategies, so do various types of companies.




One thing is common though for companies of any types who want to grow rapidly: strategy should be a stretch exercise, not a fit exercise.


Yin-Yang of Strategic Management 




Strategic Management

How to choose between the strategy-driven and the opportunity-driven business development approaches?




Use strategy approach

Use opportunity approach

Known  and stable environment

Unknown, unstable, rapidly changing environment

Building on existing competences, products, and/or markets

Building on new competences, products, and/or markets

Business consolidation, need stability and certainty

Business expansion, need change; accept uncertainty


Vadim Kotelnikov

When you create breakthroughs, simulation games, such as InnoBall (Innovation Brainball), help you achieve far better results than strategic planning.

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon




How To Become a Market Leader

When asked how to become a market leader, most executives say a company should be among the first to successfully jump through a window of entrepreneurial opportunity when it opens, and be the first to get thing right.


Strategies of Market Leaders

Strategic Intent

Ask Learning SWOT Questions




Vadim Kotelnikov

Great innovators create new Blue-Ocean markets, find new treasures and take as much as they want. Others follow and compete for whatever is left.

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon



Advice by Self-made Billionaires


On the soulders of giants


Steve Jobs advice quotes

Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? Innovation
distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs



Larry Ellison quote

The only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom.

Larry Ellison


Sam Walton's rules for buiding a great business

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.

Sam Walton


Goggle Larry Page business advice quotes

It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.

Larry Page



Charles Schwab advice quotes

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.

Charles Schwab


Donald Trump quotes

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway,
think big.





Strategic Management







10-part Strategies of 7 World-Changing Firms

Surprise to Win

Blue-Ocean vs, Red-Ocean Strategies

 Strategic Management vs. Classic

 Strategy Management: 3 Levels

Disruptive Strategist

Futures Thinking

Guiding Principles