Quotes about Strategy

"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things."

Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584 – June 13, 1645) was a Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.


"The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish."

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.