Mapping the Mind of the Strategist

Not sure how I stumbled on this, I think I was searching for generative reasoning or sense-making in the context of strategy, but I found myself reading a whole chunk of it.

Ron Meyer – Mapping the Mind of the Strategist: A Quantitative Methodology for Measuring the Strategic Beliefs of Executives

There’s a good exploration of what they describe as the Generative Reasoning perspective on strategy, essentially that which I would compare with what I call design-led strategy. So often the popular conception of strategy leans toward the left hand side, perhaps as a result of the standard MBA curriculum. However, good strategy – almost by definition – almost always comes from the attributes of the right.

I particularly liked the contrasts here:

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