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Diagramming the Diagnosis

These past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a map of the elements of what Rumelt calls the “kernel” of strategy, which consist of a diagnosis, the formulation of a … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Formulating a Strategy

A few weeks ago, I posted a general commentary about Richard Rumelt’s book Good Strategy / Bad Strategy: the Difference and Why It Matters. This week, I want to go … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Strategy is Important. Here’s Why.

Given that my blog is called “the Strategic Lawyer” (and that I test as the so-called “mastermind rational” on the MBTI and Kiersy scales), it can come as no surprise … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rumelt’s Good Strategy / Bad Strategy

I recently started Richard Rumelt’s book Good Strategy / Bad Strategy. So far, it has been one of those books that actually has me exclaiming “Exactly! Yes!”. Part of it has to do with my previously-expressed frustration at the over-use of the word “strategy”.

August 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

On the Overuse of “Strategy”

“Strategy” is overused. The statement may appear to contradict what I’ve previously blogged about: how strategic thinking has its place at multiple stages of a given process, venture, or undertaking, in helping … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the Uses of Myers-Briggs

I recently did the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (“MBTI”) test and came up INTJ. The indicators are based on where one is situated along a continuum between descriptors of how one … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

On Law Firms, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

A couple of weeks ago, this article from the Economist showed up on my LinkedIn feed, posted by a friend. It gets at a key distinction that is often elided, between … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment