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Chris Fox
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Independent strategy and management consultant
Independent strategy and management consultant

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Understanding the 3 Horizons model
The 3 Horizons model is one of my favourite tools for helping people to think more strategically. The 3 Horizons model suggests that a sustainable business plan should include a combination of 3 types of initiatives or projects: Horizon 1 includes all the i...

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Are we losing focus on Strategy? I look at the evidence and speculate on the causes.

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Are we losing focus on strategy?
I recently had a look at the keyword 'strategy' in Google Trends and noticed a worrying trend. Have a look at the chart below, which tracks Google Trends for the search term 'strategy' since records began in 2014: It seems that interest in 'strategy' as a s...

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A simple approach for evaluating and prioritising a portfolio of strategic options.

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How to evaluate and prioritise strategic options
Once you've developed a comprehensive list of strategic options , it's time to evaluate, prioritise and select the ones you want to pursue. Evaluation is typically based on four criteria: feasibility, strategic fit, interdependencies, and financial risk and...

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6 techniques and 5 tips for developing strategic options
So, you’ve completed your analysis. You now understand everything there is to know about your firm, the market in which it competes, and how you anticipate the future might unfold. Well, maybe not everything, but as much as you reasonably can. Now what? The...

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Porter's Generic Strategies date back to 1980 but still provide a useful lens through which to view all strategic plans.

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Porter's Generic Strategies and how to use them
As far back as 1980, Michael Porter wrote that all firms must choose to compete on the basis of either cost leadership , differentiation or focus . Firms which attempt to compete on more than one of these three risk wasting precious resources with incompati...
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