Four Phases of Seizing Opportunity: Integrating the S Curve

Four Phases of Seizing Opportunity: Integrating the S Curve

In a recent article, we discussed the Life Cycle and how to look for patterns and trends that indicate whether a business is growing or withering. This bell curve analysis coupled with today’s focus on the “Fountain of Youth” are very similar to the S Curve concept....
​Four Ways of Looking at Events to Inform Your Strategy

​Four Ways of Looking at Events to Inform Your Strategy

In the counter terrorism profession, most of what we do involves looking for patterns and trends. We draw conclusions from those patterns and use them to help us predict the time and place where we should confront our enemies. Getting this right can be the difference...
Four Points for Establishing Core Values in your Company

Four Points for Establishing Core Values in your Company

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” I first heard this phrase two years ago in a business course a few months after I retired from the military. I had never heard this exact phrase in the Army, but the sentiment behind it is a crucial part of any effective unit I...