Profiteering in our risk-driven competitive economy means that one must have the skillset to identify the technicalities within the Big Tangible Picture (the bigger tangible picture of their marketplace and beyond) while avoiding the intent to concentrate on competitive myopia. Instead of focusing on the competition, this arcane category of strategic focal points usually enables the chief decision makers to capitalize on the unseen opportunities.
The Compass A/E Process
Following is an abridged abstract on the basic framework of our process
The Dao Factor
- This factor represents the matrix of connectivity that links the various strategic and tactical factors into one Big Tangible Picture (BTP).
- This factor focuses on the change rate of each individual strategic and tactical factors.
- This factor focuses on the specific attributes behind each individual strategic and tactical factors.
- This factor focuses on the specific attributes that determine whether the competitor has the leadership to adjust to the grand situation.
- This factor focuses on whether the logistics are consistent or exceed the criteria of the strategic standards .
with the Five Competitive Forces
By comprehending the connectivity behind the configuration of their targeted marketplace from the different perspectives while being mindfully aware of the constant motion of the five competitive forces, one could understand the strategic efficiency of their competition.
If used correctly, the chief decision makers is able to prioritize the order of competitive forces.
Our future white paper (and strategy book) will explain the unique connection between these two grand sets of concepts and the approach to understanding where are the threats and where are the opportunities.
Five Critical Strategic Factors
to The Compass Matrix
The above chart shows the grander overview between the Five Critical Strategic Factors, one's own strategic state and the other external (marketing) forces.
This Compass Chart is based on the macro concepts of Sunzi's The Art of War.
The intent of this chart is to assist the implementer in identifying the strategic efficiency of each competitor within their own strategic setting and beyond. The next step is to determine whether the act of thawing their plans is probable.
There is more than context and Chinese characters behind this exotic chart. Can you decipher the motive and the method behind this visual enigma? It only took some of our associates who quite understood the gist of the Art of War and the rest of the Eight Military Classics of Ancient China (The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China and Sun Bin's Military Methods) about five years to "compass" the motif of this chart. In our case, it took eight minutes of our time.
If someone sends us the proper answer, we will send him or her a copy of Dr. Ralph Sawyer's Essence of War. Are you game?
By understanding the configuration of the chart, one can also use it for a wide array of worst case scenarios.
The Question of the Day
By understanding the connectivity within your competitive setting and beyond, would you try to achieve "the strategy heaven" while avoiding "the tactical hell"?
The Chinese strategy essays have always emphasized the importance of maintaining one's advantage as long as possible. This could only occur when one has mastered the art of quietude and possessed the metaphysical means to connect the modes to it.
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