Quotes about Strategy

"Sound strategy starts with having the right goal."

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.


"Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it."

Frank Herbert Mui (5 February 1920 - 2 January 1998was an English comedy ) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur.


"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."

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.


"Vision: Top management's heroic guess about the future, easily printed on mugs, T-shirts, posters, and calendar cards."

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"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi,Laocius, (-) and other variations) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be."

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.


"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."

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.


"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was anAnglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.


"This strategy represents our policy for all time. Until it's changed."

Max Marlin Fitzwater (born November 24, 1942) was White House Press Secretary for six years under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, making him one of the longest-serving press secretaries in history.