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Don't jump to solutions : thirteen delusions that undermine strategic thinking

Don't jump to solutions : thirteen delusions that undermine strategic thinking

Author: William B Rouse
Publisher: San Francisco, USA : Jossey-Bass, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work aims to uncover the most common delusions - the untested assumptions, short-term focus, and illusions of infallibility - that stand in the way of businesses developing realistic business  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William B Rouse
ISBN: 078790998X 9780787909987
OCLC Number: 464628674
Description: 182 s
Contents: Part 1 Challenge commonly held assumptions: we have a great plan - comparing visions and realities; we are number one - letting go of the world class myth; we own the market - assessing relationships with markets. Part 2 Establish goals that make a difference: we have already changed - moving beyond the status quo; we know the right way - overcoming obsessions with technical correctness; we just need one big win - avoiding chasing purple rhinos; we have consensus - managing conflicts of value and priorities; we have to make the numbers - balancing short-term and long-term. Part 3 Make sure that plans lead to actions: we have the ducks lines up - navigating the tangles webs of relationships; we have the necessary processes - avoiding instituional conflicts; we just have to execute - maintaining commitment and action. Part 4 Expect the unexpected: we found it was easy - making sure you don't skip the hard part; we succeeded as we planned - placing yourself in the path of serendipity; conclusions - beyond delusions.


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"Powerful, pragmatic, and jolting. A guide for how not to get trapped in one's own beliefs or those of the organization." (John Seely Brown, chief scientist and director, Xerox PARC, and author of Read more...

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