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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Strategy or Execution?

Bob Shuneman, over at Small Biz Matters, offers his thoughts here on the quandy most of us struggle with: strategy? or execution?

Bob's key observations?

  • Success is the fruit of action, not of potential or ability.
  • Most plans are really nothing more than a defined set of possibilities.
  • Nothing will ever come of a plan by itself.
On a humble note, Bob also offers the following:

"The best book I’ve read recently about planning and execution is Gary Harpst’s excellent book Six Disciplines for Excellence. Many of the business books published these days seem to focus too much on theories and not enough on practice. Six Disciplines differs in that respect – it’s all about teaching a system of getting done the things that we all know need to be done."

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