The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: Its starting point.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
—Michael E Porter
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.
There’s only one growth strategy: Work hard.
The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Austrian-American management consultant
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
Dutch chess player
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
French military and political leader
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Chinese military strategist
In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.
American business executive
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(This story appears in the 25 February, 2022 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)