Strategy as White water rafting

Organization need to develop a vision for the volatile world. They need an approach to understand uncertainty by thinking in terms of options and positioning to capture upside while hedging for downside. Developing a road map of your product and solutions with multiple time horizons and potential different scenarios is not a luxury but a core requirement.Complexity and confusion or "fog of war" need to be pierced by light of clarity. Ambiguity should be met with agility.


China as innovator ?

Why is this happening in China? It’s because of the seamless connectivity between communications technology, payment systems and order fulfilment and logistics. The Alipay / Wechat system is so smoothly integrated that the transaction can be completed in a couple of clicks — completely bypassing the major credit card companies. And delivery is often done in less than a day at very low cost. We chat is way ahead of Facebook, Amazon, eBAY .

Read Connie Chan of Andreessen Horowitz: When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China


Every one will become old enough to get challenged by new ways of doing things.....

I am feeling old fashioned with these billion dollar loosing proposition. Amazon is a decade or more of losses. Can't for the life of me see scalable profitable model in delivering one cup of coffee to a guy at his office desk....

Start-up deals flout rules -

Deep thoughts on luck and taking advice. From #strataconf thanks +kdnuggets for sharing 

#CEOMess I Relate to this

" If CEOs were graded on a curve, the mean on the test would be a 22 out of 100. This kind of mean can be psychologically challenging for a straight-A student. It is particularly challenging because nobody tells you that the mean is 22….When people in my company would complain about one thing or another being broken, such as the expense reporting process, I would joke that it was all my fault. The joke was funny, because it wasn’t really a joke. Every problem in the company was indeed my fault….Being responsible for everything and getting a 22 on the test starts to weigh on your consciousness."
Running a enterprise software product company I realized System or Organization problems were code word for the dumb CEO..... 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers--Ben Horowitz