1. Positioning

General principles describing the analysis of competitive positions.

Cruz's Strategy

People seem confused about what Ted Cruz is trying to accomplish with his filibuster. The apparent goal of the current battle, defunding Obamacare, seems impossible to attain.  Too many think that this means that the battle should not be fought. This lack of understanding arises from a basic misconception about the goals of good strategy, which are not always simply "winning."

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About Warrior Campaign 1

This Campaign gives you access to a series of challenges teaching Sun Tzu's concept of strategic positioning.  The first challenge teaches you the basics of a position's situation and opportunities.  Then a series of challenges deal with the most basic rules of positioning. This challenge is a prerequisite for all Warrior Class Rules training.
 

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About Warrior Campaign 1

This Campaign gives you access to a series of challenges teaching Sun Tzu's concept of strategic positioning.  The first challenge teaches you the basics of a position's situation and opportunities.  Then a series of challenges deal with the most basic rules of positioning. This challenge is a prerequisite for all Warrior Class Rules training.
 

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Responding to Changing Conditions

A reader, Kenneth,  asks:

Did Sun Tsu mentioned the strategy "what got us here may not get us there"?

This thinking is very much the foundation of Sun Tzu's system.

His system is one of advancing positions. In a very physical sense, the path that got us to our current position is not the path that takes us to our next position. Every advance changes our situation.

Seven Rules for Republican Challengers

Recently I responded to a thank-you letter from a local candidate for Congress, James Watkins, running against an long-time Democratic incumbent, Jay Inslee, by offering some specific election advice. This advice applies to all challengers to political incumbents, especially in areas that are traditionally heavily Democratic, such as the Seattle are.

An ideal context for disruptive new energy innovations?:

Clayton Christensen writes brilliantly about the concept and properties of disruptive innovations in his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms To Fail”. Disruptive innovations have the characteristics of a shift in paradigm – the way we perceive the relevant products’ context is fundamentally changed. The term “disruptive” reflects the effect the innovations have on the competitive arena when being challenged by such innovations. Existing suppliers are taken by surprise by these innovations.

Original Slide Shows

The purpose of these  shows is to give you a quick overview of the concepts of Sun Tzu's strategy. These were the original Institute course material, offered with our first edition business books.  You can sign up for $19.95 by clicking Slide Show Course.

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Strategic Matrix Analysis: the Stratrix Tool

Strategic Matrix Analysis uses visual tool for helping people see the key relationships among a given set of competitors.  This visual tool used is call a Strategic Analysis Matrix or Stratrix. A Stratrix provide a two-dimensional representation of the five dimensions (mission/climate/ground/leader/methods) used in traditional strategic analysis. 

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