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I've just been asked - "what am I up to these days?"

Well, I'm researching and writing a tactical playbook for competition in an open world based upon concepts of evolution, value chain and ecosystems using techniques such as choke points, barriers, tower and moat, ILC, inertia, economic phases (build, peace, war), new organisational methods etc etc.

As usual this all follows a normal approach, initial concepts, hypothesis and modelling developed, tested with data and investigation of cause / correlation, cross referenced with historical examples etc etc.

As usual, the tough part is putting together the framework to describe the patterns which occur and then determine how to manipulate those patterns to create an advantage i.e. the playbook.

It's all fun and challenging stuff.
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