Strategy is about focus and saying noPosted: November 14, 2011
Strategy can be defined in many ways – though I think we can concur that “focus” is a central aspect of strategy. Focus is sort of interesting (here Mike would push for a definition of “focus”). In uncertain environments, you want to perhaps keep tabs and options open on many technologies and directions, which is partly antithetical to focus. An interesting trade-off. More on that later.
But, while we’re still deifying Steve Jobs, here’s a clip where he talks about the importance of focus:
Presentation Zen also has a post about the above clip and a few others.