Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Succeeding Through Mindful Assessing

updated at 10:10

About a week ago, an associate of ours did a presentation on the importance of assessing at a local MBA school.

The presentation covered an assortment of points while discussing the basics of assessing a situation from the perspective of Sunzi's Art of War.

Following is an abridged listing of those points
  • The Basics of Assess, Position and Influence 
  • Why Strategy Fails
  • The Fundamental of Strategy
  • Strategizing from the Perspective of Sunzi
  • How to Read the Big Tangible Picture in terms of the Global Information Economy
  • The Misunderstanding of One's Goal and their Surroundings
  • Assessing the Competition
  • Recognizing the Influences
  • Knowing the Degree of Influences
  • Identifying the Positive and Negative Opportunities
  • The Outcome of a Good Assessment
  • Assessing Strategically
  • Lead Strategically
  • What is Strategic Power
  • Strategic Power = Strategic Effectiveness
  • Strategic Effectiveness: First Move Advantage
  • The Abstract of the Means
  • The Compass Advantage
  • The Probable Weaknesses
  • The Probable Solutions
  • The Compass Trifecta.
Because of the expansiveness and the complexity of this subject, our associate had to briefly cover the numerous particulars within 60 minutes.  

Side Note: One day, he will upload his presentation cache to this blog.

Throughout the presentation, the importance of mindful assessment was emphasized. 

The Significance of Mindful Assessment in Competition
In a situation where a unknown competitor (aka. the Dark Horse) who has minimum amount of resources, competes against well-positioned competitors who has greater resources.  He has a "longshot" in securing a comfortable competing position in that marketplace.

Theoretically, the favored might occasionally take things for granted, decided to stay efficient and wait for the competition to make the first err before capitalizing on it.

In some circumstances, the Dark Horse might only get one opportunity to gain momentum and prevail. 

Regardless of his goal and objectives, he must do more than to produce a product and sell.

The Goal and the Process
He/she has to mindfully decide whether to surpass the competition through the choice of strategic efficiency or innovation by estimating their chances of prevailing through the weighting and the balancing of the various strategic and tactical factors.

To profit from this sole opportunity, he/she has to mindfully assess diligently, position properly and influence with a greater focus on precision.

Whether the class completely learned something from the gist of that point, is a different story.  

Mindful Assessment 
This skill begins by knowing how to center oneself. Once that is achieved, the budding strategist might start to look at things in terms of pacing, obvious/non-obvious, order/disorder and so forth.

This strategic phrase enables one to viewed their terrain and beyond in terms of opportunity and timing.

At some point of time, we will discuss more on this crucial matter. Those who are martial art players, we highly suggested them to visit Cook Ding's Kitchen web site. They specialized in the training of that unique skill.

He wished to thank the school and that class for the opportunity to offer his strategic view on the importance of assessing.

Comments From the Compass Desk
In a society of "displayed predictability", one must understand the significance of learning the approach to assess change and having the foundation to capitalize on it. 

Learning how to take time to assess "The Big Tangible Picture" and position oneself in an equal advantage situation is always the difficult challenge for most people.

Those who could mindfully assess their terrain and beyond while staying focused on their current objective, has a strategic advantage of staying ahead of the curve.

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