The Entrepreneurial Strategist

A twice-monthly look at the issues that are shaping your strategy-development efforts.

Recent The Entrepreneurial Strategist Articles

Scanning the Market for Opportunity

Unlock opportunities, and prepare for the momentum that lies ahead.  Read more

A New Set of Entrepreneurial Goggles

Seeing into the minds of your customers  Read more

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the World's Worst Merger

Even though the numbers looked good, the company never did its cultural due diligence.  Read more

4 Social Media Campaign Pro Tips

Whether you have the resources to hire a social media expert or not, there are a few things to know about running a successful social campaign.  Read more

Finding Opportunities Others Don't See

Grab a pair of entrepreneurial goggles.  Read more

Think You're Adept at Multi-tasking? Probably Not

Too much task switching is the enemy of productivity.  Read more

Why You Need Strong Competition

Somewhere, there are entrepreneurs ready to exploit your customer's dissatisfaction in a way that cracks the model.  Read more

So You Think You Want to Take Your Company Public?

Business owners need to think--hard--about the assumptions they make as they consider their ownership structure.  Read more

Further Thoughts on Joining a Megalithic Corporation

In this second installment of Rita's Rules, we peer deeper into the maw of Corporate America--and offer essential survival tips.  Read more

When This Opportunity Knocks, Should You Pretend You're Not Home?

Entrepreneurial life can be hard, and sometimes a plum position at a well-established company can be tempting. Before you accept, bone up on Rita's Rules.  Read more

Global E-Commerce: How to Get Stuff There From Here?

New technologies and clever collaborations may help more goods get more places more cheaply.  Read more

Digital Education, Yes. MOOCs? Let's Think it Through.

Online learning companies should study Hollywood for useful lessons about how to maximize a technology's full potential.  Read more

Productivity: You Get What You Pay For (And Then Some)

Sweating a possible rise in the minimum wage? Research finds that companies that go above and beyond reap many rewards.  Read more

As The New Year Begins, 4 Things to Stop Putting Off

From delegation to assessing perks and freebies you may have overlooked, now is the time to get things in order.  Read more