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High Hanging Fruits

  The picture above I took in the early this morning. I went outside and noted a small black dot in my view looking at the blue sky. My first thought was a fly of some sort. This part of the year there a many of these pesky creatures buzzing around in my backyard. But
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Strategy and its contact with reality.

Engeland heeft ons ten tweeden male getrakteerd op een politiek drama dat zijn weerga niet kent. Voor de tweede keer verheft een premier een verkiezing tot centraal middel (i.t.t. een doel) van zijn/haar politieke strategie. Voor de tweede keer krijgt deze premier de backfire vol in het gezicht. Het begon met David Cameron die het
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Why playing chess is bad for business

In preparing business people for strategy the game of chess is seen as a perfect tool. I can see why that is. I also think it is unjustified. In chess you need to consider every move you make in reference to your overall plan, as in real life business. You also need to look at
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Do you know a good mission statement when you see one?

I think many will agree that most companies have, or perhaps I should say make use of, mission statements. I also think that many will agree that most of those mission statements… are missing the point. There are two key questions. Obviously there is: what is a good mission statement? But the more important question
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Gamification of Red Teaming

Whatever you may think of all the developments we see in the world around us, one thing now tops the list of certainties by far: the level of uncertainty has gone up, big time… All the experts told that Poetin would not dare to take over the Crimea. All the experts told that Brexit would
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Educational Teambuilding

Most businesses want teams. Teams are great because they do what they do much better than groups. That is the idea. I agree with this. In fact, I firmly believe in the forming-storming-norming-performing principle because I’ve been there myself… several times. The most fragile and risky part of this are the storming and norming phases.
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Geen Brexit chaos na gaming!

De stofwolken van het Brexit referendum zijn nog niet neergedaald of Groot Brittannië lijkt stuurloos geraakt te zijn met behoorlijke gevolgen: leiders zijn afgetreden of moesten zich noodgedwongen terug trekken, Schotland die zich gemeld heeft in Brussel gemeld het EU lidmaatschap, grote pro-Europa demonstraties in Londen, beurzen die zakken, het waardeverlies van het pond, bedrijven
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Red Teaming in Business

  Red against blue, meaning you.  Everything we do in business carries a risk. Sometimes the risks are small, sometimes large and everything in between we do too. To prepare for this we make plans. The question is when do we put a plan into action? Do we do it right after we made it,
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New Style Business Strategy

Why not write another book, but develop a management game? I think that nearly everybody will have an idea about business strategy. I also think that many will be doing it, by themselves or with the help of a consultant. It seems that things are pretty well hammered out and easy to do. However, there
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5 What’s of knowledge

KNOWLEDGE is POWER. That is a truism that not spans decades, but millennia. Every business needs to know its customers, the competition, its suppliers, its surroundings, itself, etc., etc. We need to know everything. We need lots of data. BIG DATA is the answer. BIG DATA is hot. BUT…  Business is not only about what
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