Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Review

You think you have a winning strategy. But do you?

Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? In a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy.

In this book, The Boston Consulting Group’s Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha offer a proven method to determine the strategy approach that is best for your company. They start by helping you assess your business environment—how unpredictable it is, how much power you have to change it, and how harsh it is—a critical component of getting strategy right. They show how existing strategy approaches sort into five categories—Be Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, or simply Be Viable—depending on the extent of predictability, malleability, and harshness. In-depth explanations of each of these approaches will provide critical insight to help you match your approach to strategy to your environment, determine when and how to execute each one, and avoid a potentially fatal mismatch.

Addressing your most pressing strategic challenges, you’ll be able to answer questions such as:

• What replaces planning when the annual cycle is obsolete?
• When can we—and when should we—shape the game to our advantage?
• How do we simultaneously implement different strategic approaches for different business units?
• How do we manage the inherent contradictions in formulating and executing different strategies across multiple businesses and geographies?

Until now, no book brings it all together and offers a practical tool for understanding which strategic approach to apply. Get started today.

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  • Gene Babon

    This book provides structure to the strategy debate by presenting a framework to help determine which business strategies are most appropriate for different business environments. The five strategy en...

  • Deanna

    A more meta and situational view of strategy. Useful and good food for thought. There’s even an iPad app for practicing with the 5 kinds of strategy strategies. ...

  • Sinh Ti

    Rich in knowledge but definitely not an easy read. I'm new to business strategy and this book has drawn out much of my mental energy (in a positive way).The Big Idea(s) are logical and easy to underst...

  • Greg

    This book is an outstanding source that will help those who are formulating strategies in their respective organizations to find out the right fit. Most organizations are using what the book calls cla...

  • Sambasivan

    Excellent model and a pleasure to read. ...

  • Jose Papo

    This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand Corporate Strategy and to be clear that we have many distinct ways to pursue a strategy in the market. The authors studied lots of companie...

  • Peyman

    Execllent work I recommend to all HR professionals Must read, a new view to science of managing people and organizations, I go through word by words and learn a great insights of how HR can be a real ...


    Fortune magazine are seeking suggestions on books that have changed someone’s mind on an important topic for their December issue. This book is my humble suggestion. Your Strategy Needs a Strategy p...

  • Anthony

    I found this book on Audible and was pleasently surprised. It is a great source of knowledge for those working in business Strategy.TOPThe book is clearly divided making it useful as a reference after...

  • Felipe Albuquerque

    Livro bem escrito com conteúdo relevante e confiável. O livro tem um formato bem diversificado, mesclando teoria, cases e experimentos, tudo muito bem interligado. A ferramenta proposta parece fazer...