— Sandra Fluke American women's rights activist and lawyer 1981
„Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.“
— C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942
Context: Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them. Chanur's Legacy (1992)
„When organizations are unable to make new strategies — when people evade the work of choosing among different paths in the future — then you get vague mom-and-apple-pie goals everyone can agree on. Such goals are direct evidence of leadership’s insufficient will or political power to make or enforce hard choices.“
— Richard Rumelt American economist 1942
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Context: I want Scotland to be a leader in international conflict resolution. I want to build on the tremendous sense of goodwill towards our nation across the globe. Real leadership is not just about winning conflict - it is about having a strategy to defuse it. Resolution of conflict is harder, more subtle, more difficult.
„Every time you have to make a choice about anything, think "Does this go toward or away from what I want?" Always choose what goes toward what you want.“
— Barbara Sher, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
„Now the choices you make are not about finding your path. Rather, they are choices to open the path you have found.“
— Ilchi Lee, Human Technology: A Toolkit for Authentic Living
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
Global Goals United Nations https://twitter.com/GlobalGoalsUN/status/712709697468571648 (March 23, 2016)
„In a nutshell, Blue Ocean Strategy proposes that strategy can shape industry structure, whereas competitive strategy sees strategy as choosing the right position under given structural constraints. The field of strategy has been long dominated by a structuralist view; in other words, the idea that the industry’s structure is fixed. Strategy, as commonly practiced, tees off with industry analysis and is conventionally about matching a company’s strengths and weaknesses to the opportunities and threats present in the existing industry. Here, strategy becomes a zero-sum game where one company’s gain is another company’s loss, as firms are bound by existing market space.“
— W. Chan Kim South Korean economist
"Interview with W.Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne," in: Blue Ocean Strategy http://centres.insead.edu/blue-ocean-strategy/documents/e-ibosi2015.pdf, INSEAD document, 2015.
— Michael E. Porter, What Is Strategy?
„We all choose our own teachers, don't we? I wonder if our choice of teacher shows anything about what our lives will be.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
„You need a strategy, and a trade or investment decision can be evaluated only in the context of that strategy.“
— Aaron C. Brown American financial analyst 1956
Chapter 1, The Art of Uncalculated Risk, p. 23
„No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future.“
— Paul Keating Australian politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia 1944
"A Prospect of Europe", 1997 speech at the University of New South Wales.
„Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.“
— Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are