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Michael Porter Quotes

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Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs;
it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
- Michael Porter

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
- Michael Porter

There's a fundamental distinction between strategy
and operational effectiveness.
- Michael Porter

If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals,
then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.
- Michael Porter


 

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and
continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely
consistent with each other.
In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.
- Michael Porter

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.
- Michael Porter

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.
- Michael Porter


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The ability to change constantly and effectively is
made easier by high-level continuity.
- Michael Porter

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.
- Michael Porter

The underlying principles of strategy are enduring,
regardless of technology or the pace of change.
- Michael Porter

If your goal is anything but profitability -
if it's to be big,
or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader -
you'll hit problems.
- Michael Porter

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core
of what they teach is strategy.
- Michael Porter

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

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.
Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying
rigorous thinking to the use of money.
- Michael Porter

Change brings opportunities.
On the other hand, change can be confusing.
- Michael Porter

A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
- Michael Porter

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
- Michael Porter

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader -
the CEO.
- Michael Porter

Finally, strategy must have continuity.
It can't be constantly reinvented.
- Michael Porter

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.
- Michael Porter

So companies have to be very schizophrenic.
On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy.
But they also have to be good at continuously improving.
- Michael Porter

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
- Susan Sontag

But it is not conscious strategy to go for unconventional roles.
- Anil Kapoor

Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner.
Tactics is getting her to drink it.
- Frank Muir

Creative without strategy is called 'art.'
Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'
- Jef I. Richards

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental
program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental
quality and economic growth.
- Barry Commoner

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

If you look at the various strategies available for
dealing with a new technology,
sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
- Ralph Merkle

I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy,
but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue
that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home.
- Howard Coble

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
- Sun Tzu

Simply cutting the taxes for America's wealthiest families
is clearly not creating the needed new jobs,
and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future.
- Tim Johnson

But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq,
whatever the strategy, cost and risks,
is certain to divert us for some indefinite period
from our war on terrorism.
- Brent Scowcroft

Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
- Virgil

Real love is a pilgrimage.
It happens when there is no strategy,
but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
- Anita Brookner

Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics.
Defensive measures.
- Carlos Ghosn

I think we have to notice that the business processes
we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting
and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

The President, the Administration and the campaign need a theme.
I am concerned that the President is seen as a tactician
without an overall strategy of his plan for the country.
- Robert Teeter

There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole -
women and men alike -
than the one which involves women as central players.
- Kofi Annan

If Americans could legally access prescription drugs
outside the United States,
then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy.
- Chuck Grassley

The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic
is a special strategy that a person invents in order
to live in an unlivable situation.
- R. D. Laing

Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
- Max Euwe

That strategy of racing for the top five and racing
for the win is where everybody wants to be.
- Dale Earnhardt

Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly
as the Richard Speck strategy:
if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once,
take them out of the room one at a time.
- Grover Norquist

If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively,
then the design strategy is flawed.
- Tom Watson

The essential element of successful strategy is that
it derives its success from the differences between
competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior.
- Bruce Henderson

What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival
and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
- Steve Lacy

The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe
that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam
is incompatible with democracy.
- Gijs de Vries

Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy
in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis

Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy
for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print.
You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
- Rudy Rucker

We opened a design center in the South of England last
year as part of our strategy for being close to our
customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.
- David Milne

That's the strategy that myself and my party have pursued and are pursuing.
- John Hume

Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive
global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.
- David Hackworth

We are running out of time.
We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave.
- Max Cleland

Bush's faith in the rightness of his strategy in the
broader war is deep-seated.
It is a product of faith.
- Rich Lowry

My strategy has always been to give people just enough of me,
then pull back.
That way, they'll want more.
- Keith Sweat

A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
- Michael LeBoeuf

See, what we were going to do was say,
the Internet is this great business strategy tool.
- James Daly

The foundations of democratic transition should be
laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy
that is supported by various policy tools,
and implemented wisely.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice.
It was great for shooters and racing games in the past,
but I didn't think it was right for strategy games.
- Sid Meier

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
- Rudy Giuliani

Our state's strategy on methamphetamine,
and any other issue, is going to be a moving target.
- Phil Bredesen

When an aggressor force continually launches attacks
from a particular base of operations,
it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy.
- Timothy McVeigh

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
- Sun Tzu

This strategy represents our policy for all time.
Until it's changed.
- Marlin Fitzwater

Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq.
His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough
and let whoever succeeds him take the fall.
- Eleanor Clift

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper


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