Strategy is too often taken to mean no more than a plan – how I intend to achieve my objectives? Not much of a start point and the basis for a lot of confusion.
In a military context Strategy can be defined as the use of force (or threat of force) to achieve political objectives, against the hostile will of an enemy. 3 things can usefully be understood from this:
How can this be developed to better understand strategy in a business context?
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