Saturday, September 21, 2013

Competing Politically and Profiting in the Social Media Economy

(updated on  09.23.13)

Someone in the Blue Party started the cyber game of slapping one of their opponents. Eight years later, the Red Party returned the favor by launching this web site

In the political game of high risk and high rewards, the memories are long.   Some of the extreme competitors occasionally remembered their "high rewards" losses more than their myriad of wins.

Most vendettas remain for at least one to two generations.   Because it is politics, this situation is not going to be like The War of The Roses or  The Hatfields and the McCoys  or Japanese Karate vs. Korean's Karate.    

Profiting in One's Own SettingsIt is important to understand the following points: 
  • the way of the competition (The Pestle Concept); 
  • the configuration of the terrain; 
  • the situations within it; and 
  • the chief decision makers  who are operating the campaigns.
When studying the configuration, one focuses on the relevant components, the tactical coverage, the cyclical influence behind it and the connectivity between them.

Minor Jottings
In our information economy of minimal innovation, competition among the non-innovative could become intense especially when the slice of the money pie could become quite thin. ... 

It is rare that anyone have ever benefited from any direct conflict.  Compete by out-strategizing the competition begins by comprehending the connectivity of one's Big Tangible Picture is the usual approach of successful strategists.  To ensure a long term impact, the chief decision makers must focus either an advantageous move or a progression of strategic moves.  ... 

Speaking of  The War of The Roses, have you seen The White Queen?   It is about a conflict between two families that has stretched a span of 30 years.    ...  Click here for the abridged notes on this interesting show.

While most amateurs embraced the thrill of the battle, the professionals preferred to focus on the war. Why? Most amateurs almost always have the proclivity  to live for the moment where t
he professionals are just focused on the projected rewards from the larger picture. 

Conclusively, certain aspects of the human nature remained constant in most high-emotional conflicts.

A Larger Arena of Competition
One of the most interesting economic competitions is battle between the classic resources companies (oil and natural gas) vs. the alternative energy companies (solar, wind, etc.). 

Until the cost benefits of the alternative energy sources are lower, the oil companies and the natural gas companies are politically and economically ahead of their competition. 

Q: Who has the business advantage?
A: In our consumer-driven marketplace, the companies who currently possess the most workable resources, get the customers, with the greatest ease.

Q: How would their competitor prevail?
A: It greatly depends on the longevity of their current competition influence.  ... If the current configuration of their setting does not present a realistic solution, the chief decision makers must traverse beyond their competitive terrain for a new approach.

Comments From the Compass Desk 
Regardless of what niche of the information economy  that one is competing in,  you must understand the Dao of the Pestle.  

Economics is the weapon.  But the politics is the trigger.

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