Quotes about Strategy

"A company surrenders today's business when it gets smaller, faster than it gets better. A company surrenders tomorrows business when it gets better without getting different."

Dr. Gary P. Hamel () is an American management expert. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.


"In strategic thinking, one first seeks a clear understanding of the particular character of each element of a situation and then makes the fullest possible use of human brain power to restructure the elements in the most advantageous way."

Kenichi Ohmae (born February 21, 1943) is a business and corporate strategist who developed the 3C's Model.


"Strategic thinking rarely occurs spontaneously."

Michael Eugene Porter (born 1947) is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions. Michael Porter’s work is recognized in many governments, corporations and academic circles globally.


"Without competitors there would be no need for strategy."

Kenichi Ohmae (born February 21, 1943) is a business and corporate strategist who developed the 3C's Model.


"Hope is not a strategy."

Geoffrey Moore (July, 31 -1946) is a Silicon Valley based high technology consultant and author.


"Speed has become an important element of strategy."

Regis McKenna (-) is best known for helping start several Silicon Valley firms during the 1970s and 1980s with his own marketing firm, Regis McKenna, Inc., founded in 1970. McKenna and his firm worked with a number of start-up companies during their formation years including America Online, Apple, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intel, Lotus Software, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Silicon Graphics, 3COM, and others.


"A good way to outline a strategy is to ask yourself:
'How and were am I going to commit my resources ?'
The answer constitutes your strategy."

R. Henry Miglione (-) from: An MBO Approach to Long-Range Planning


"Sustaining advantage requires continuous improvement and change, not a static solution in which strategy can be set and forgotten."

Michael Eugene Porter (born 1947) is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions. Michael Porter’s work is recognized in many governments, corporations and academic circles globally.


"Survive first and make money afterwards."

George Soros (August 12, 1930) born as Schwartz György, is a Hungarian-American currency speculator, stock investor, businessman, philanthropist, and liberal political activist. He became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.


"Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing."

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. Often called the "legendary investor Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people, he was ranked as the world's second wealthiest person in 2009 and is currently the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2010.