Top 540 Strategy Quotes

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Whether that’s in communications or marketing or strategy, you need people to come in with a fresh perspective.

Alignment of business strategy and risk appetite should minimize the firm’s exposure to large and unexpected losses. In addition, the firm’s risk management capabilities need to be commensurate with the risks it expects to take.

I start with people’s growth, my own growth included. I don’t start with the company‘s strategy or products. I start with people’s growth because I believe that if the people who are running and participating in a company grow, then the company’s growth will in many respects take care of itself.

James McNerney
We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy.

Pop culture is a huge strategy for WWE: our storylines are reflective of what’s happening in the world and what’s popular.

We have built brands that resonate deeply with our customers. Our strategy to grow these brands is clear, and we have strong teams in place to execute this strategy. That is our formula for success.

Cities, too, are embracing digitization. Barcelona has installed in-ground parking sensors and launched connected public transportation as part of its Smart City strategy.

Russian strategy seems to center on maintaining Putin’s popularity at home; building a strong military capacity in special forces, nuclear weapons, and advanced submarines; pressuring nearby nations to join various defense and customs pacts dominated by Russia; and pushing back on the U.S. wherever convenient.

No one should expect the value of their house to appreciate quicklycounting on your home to be a significant part of your retirement saving isn’t a winning strategy – but it is reasonable to expect that prices generally will rise with at least the rate of inflation for some time to come.

People are prospering from being unapologetically offensive, trite, and stupid. And we are tweeting ourselves into high blood pressure and ulcers trying to tell them to do better… Being a pompous nut biscuit is now a publicity strategy, and I don’t know what we can do to end the madness.

Our strategy is gaming for the masses.

No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you’ve seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling.

Strategy is, at some level, the ability to predict what’s going to happen, but it’s also about understanding the context in which it is being formulated. And then you have to be open-minded to the fact that you’re not going to get it right at the very beginning.

Martin Dempsey
Our national-security strategy must drive our military budget, rather than the budget setting our strategy.

If you’re a Democrat and ‘The New York Times‘ is calling for your head, you know it’s time for an exit strategy.

My strategy is just to always compete. Even if they catch 10 balls on me, I make sure that they have to fight for every one of those. That’s worked for me.

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

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

I am not intellectually choosy. My choice of films reflect who I am, but it is not done with strategy and planning. I hear something and go by my intuition.

Prediction is a mug‘s game, but taking the side of water polluters has not been a winning political strategy for 50 years. Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all undertook to weaken water regulations in the name of economic growth. They left office; the regulations remained.

I think our communication strategy has been very disciplined as being a back-to-basics mayor and about focusing on making City Hall work and jumpstarting our economy.

My advice to owners of fashion brands is that you have to give digital a seat at the board table. A lot of brands treat digital strategy as something on the side.

You know the best thing about competition? There’s this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you’re so happy.

My way of putting it is that Christians are called to live nonviolently not because we believe nonviolence is a strategy to rid the world of war, but in a world of war as faithful followers of Christ, we cannot imagine being anything other than nonviolent.

Every year, I laid out a strategy of what I was going to do, and I was very successful. In 2003, I wanted to take the world by storm, and I did that indoors. In 2004, I wanted to run fast; I did that. In 2005, I wanted to be dominant, and I did that as well.

Having three tough finishing holes in a major, you know, you know that, most likely, it’s going to come down to those last three holes. Having a good game plan, a good strategy, and executing obviously is going to be the big key.

No one can deny that Marco Rubio is an attractive candidate. Rubio has a dream, and he has a strategy to fulfill that dream. He is a more formidable candidate than Jeb Bush because he is articulate and is running as a ‘centrist conservative.’

Each industry in a region should develop a playbook that expands and details the strategy and tactics of how to build a scalable startup.

‘Style Strategy’ is about shopping smart, staying chic and making it all last. It’s about showing women how to shop for value without compromising style.

Democratic strategists and operatives should not design a strategy based off today‘s conditions. They should be setting a strategy for where the trajectory of polling is headed.

And so if your competitors aren’t growing, if there isn’t a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy.

In the fall of 1996, I sat inside weekly strategy meetings of conservative activists as part of research for my book, ‘Gang of Five,’ chronicling the rise of the baby-boomer Right.

It’s very clear that AI is going to impact every industry. I think that every nation needs to make sure that AI is a part of their national strategy. Every country will be impacted.

My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I’d hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.

The mental strategy that goes into planning your next move and what your opponent is going to do are skills you need to be successful playing basketball – and playing ‘StarCraft II.’

There are times that everyone hates his or her job. Were they freed from the economic consequences of having these jobs, they’d drop out of the workforce. There are only two problems with this strategy: First, someone has to pay for it; second, it is not the recipe for human fulfillment.

Your employees have lots of opinions about everything – your strategy and vision; the state of the competition; the quality of your products; the vibe in the workplace. There are tons of things you can learn from them.

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
The agreement to acquire Volcano significantly advances our strategy to become the leading systems integrator in image-guided therapies.

Developing a good, healthy culture is extremely important at a startup. Culture reflects the essence of a startup’s operation because it directly affects the success of a company’s hiring practices and overall strategy.

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
The success of one market model cannot be migrated to another. Ignoring Macau’s special characteristics and duplicating a Las Vegas or an Atlantic City would not be a successful strategy.

Stanley Ho
Trying to do what your competitors are doing but basically a little bit better is probably not going to be the winning strategy. The problem is finding what your competitors wouldn’t even consider doing.

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.

China‘s propaganda approach with the West is different than the one used by the Soviet Union, which used Western belligerence to maintain its control over its domestic audience. China’s strategy is one of influence and inertia.

Every successful social movement in this country’s history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action.

It can be easy to become ‘friends’ or ‘connected’ with someone in a digital world, but it requires thought and strategy to convert social media connections into rewarding business relationships.

I used to spend my time more on process than strategy. Now, I prioritize my time around strategy, people, and process.

More often than not, CEOs are conflict-avoidant because their role is to define vision and strategy than it is to get into confrontations with negative and toxic people which they can’t stand.

For ‘Minecraft,’ it actually started with an isometric strategy game.

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can’t be all things to all people.

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
Even for defeating extremists, you need more than a military strategy.

Rotten bosses don’t get better. Any strategy that assumes they can is doomed.

In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance.

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

Weeks go by, and I don’t paint until finally I can’t stand it any longer. I get fed up. I almost don’t want to talk about it, because I don’t want to become self-conscious about it, but perhaps I create these little crises as a kind of a secret strategy to push myself.

Social issues have been used to distract Americans from their own self interests since Nixon‘s southern strategy, and now people are paying the price.

Deborah Kass
I didn’t train for powerlifting. I trained as a bodybuilder. I had to train to stress the muscle and not because of what was on the bar. I think my strategy was a good one because I have no aches, pains, or lingering injuries from training today. I feel great.

Rarely is it correct to play a hyper-aggressive style of poker. But there are certain situations where a seemingly reckless approach will actually be the most profitable strategy to employ, like at the Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Disney‘s something to be a little alarmed about. It’s not just a little theme park anymore. It’s now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond central Florida.

I started watching English news channels and would repeat after the anchor. Since coaching classes were expensive, I joined a call centre where, after undergoing training for a month, I quit. I followed this strategy in 15 BPOs. I could earn money and learn English at the same time.

I generally disagree with most of the very high margin opportunities. Why? Because it’s a business strategy tradeoff: the lower the margin you take, the faster you grow.

Substantial services growth is core to Boeing’s strategy.

Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.

The U.S. cannot implement a cogent strategy on the world stage if no one is sure whether to take the President seriously.

It is what makes the reform process an art, not just a science. You have to develop a strategy that tells you what reform measures you should follow and in what sequence.

The pursuit of the vibrant seems to be the universal job description of the nation’s city planners nowadays. It is also part of the Obama administration’s economic recovery strategy for the nation.

I quickly realized I had to have my own style and strategy and find my own way.

Brad Grey
I think Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy.

I have been reorganizing and restructuring AOL: changing the strategy and rebuilding it from scratch in the worst economy in a generation.

There are people who are really good managers, people who can manage a big organization, and then there are people who are very analytic or focused on strategy. Those two types don’t usually tend to be in the same person. I would put myself much more in the latter camp.

Choosing a role is very difficult. There’s no way to have a strategy.

Lena Olin
The breadth and scale of the capabilities we provide end-to-end across strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations are absolutely unique in the marketplace. And this is why Accenture remains the partner of choice for the world’s leading companies in executing large-scale transformation programs.

If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.

I don’t want everyone toeing the same line. You have got to have discussions and someone might then think of a fresh strategy, which has to be encouraged.

Mrs. Johnson was one of our most important First Ladies. Quietly but firmly, she advised LBJ on rhetoric, strategy, and personal relations and helped to dampen his volatile mood swings.

Luck is not scalable. Luck is not a national strategy.

We learned that, when people are looking around, waiting for you to decide on what to do next, it’s often best to just say, ‘hey, let’s go again‘ – people start setting up, then you have enough time to discuss, if it doesn’t go well on take 2, what the strategy is for take 3.

Insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American Dream. That may turn out to be a good re-election strategy for President Obama, but is a demoralizing message for America.

Culture used to be viewed as the ‘touchy-feely’ side of business, but that’s no longer the case. If you don’t have a defined culture behind you, then you aren’t going to be effective at executing your strategy.

The ‘play fair!’ iniative is a plan for football. This strategy aims to promote fairness and integrity, ensure the game is accessible to everyone and optimise the use of technology.

The period from 2002 to 2007 was probably our best period. We created a strategy to build global scale, footprints in each of the geographies and dramatically built our international business.

I don’t really have any strategy for my career.

Catering to populist anger with extremist proposals that are certain to fail is not a viable strategy for political success.

Boris Johnson was elected on a strategy that went down well with members, but was inevitably going to collide with reality and unravel. And it’s happened more quickly than it might have done, for reasons for which he and his team are responsible.

Simply put, President Obama’s immigration strategy is all about politics and getting credit rather than about families and people.

We are on a crazy strategy with our central bank. It’s good to have alternative ecosystems. It’s not that the dollar will go away, but we need other options if it crashes or wildly inflates.

Mr. Trump has evolved to the point where he understands that a grass-roots strategy must be supplemented with paid advertising to be able to combat the negative ads that will run against him – and he is prepared or preparing to spend what it takes to make sure his message gets to the voters.

It was the understanding of the power of perception that allowed the Martin Luther King, Jr. generations to stay true to the strategy of non-violence, refusing to retaliate when every emotional instinct would justify them doing so.

If ‘Spectator Business’ works, we will continue this brand extension strategy and look at everything from ‘Spectator Arts’ to ‘Spectator Style and Travel‘ or ‘Spectator Connoisseur.’

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.

Fighting is about a strategy. MMA is not all about brutality.

I think we need to make access to mental health services a priority in the obesity strategy, too.

CNN’s problem goes to its very core and to the identity it’s sought ever since the rise of Fox News, on its right: CNN is the channel for people who don’t want to watch the other channels! That’s a stupid strategy.

Strategy is not really a solo sport – even If you’re the CEO.

Max McKeown
In the long run, we need to build a leadership force of people. We have a whole strategy around not only providing folks with the foundational experience during their two years with us, but also then accelerating their leadership in ways that is strategic for the broader education reform movement.

My role is more like a chairman and founder. I am used to overseeing the company’s heritage and our strategy.

Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.

The rigor and discipline we use in running our business is key to consistently executing our growth strategy. And we systematically applied the same discipline to our investments, including acquisitions.

The sad fact is that it would be fair to say that United is a generic, bureaucratic, tired company. A sort of DMV in the sky. No real culture. No real strategy. No real expectations for employees or customers. All of which is a shame.

As to the Amazon itself, the transition from conservation to sustainable development was a huge awakening since conservation was a western concept and strategy to encourage the developing world to protect biodiversity resources for the sake of future generations and the wellbeing of the planet.

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me.

Juan Cole
In setting goals and executing a strategy, Wanda is sophisticated. We have good systems and departments. If targets are not reached, a yellow light goes off.

To try to be authentic these days, to ask questions of the people in power – it’s difficult. This administration has evolved new techniques to handle people like me. Their strategy, in a word, is simple: ignore them.

Ron Suskind
Obama sought a strategy of accommodating our enemies, even if they weren’t so willing to accommodate us.

You can’t base an industry solely on one person. That’s a very vulnerable business strategy.

The apparent strategy of Pfizer is to take over AstraZeneca, dismember it, and put the different parts of it into its three new divisions, with the ultimate aim of selling off one or more.

David Sainsbury Baron Sainsbury of Turville
My best generic tip, would be to be always thinking of an escape strategy. Always look around you and think ‘what if‘? That and making sure you are correctly trained and experienced.

I play a lot of board games, so you need to be quite good at strategy and poker faces so people can’t always read your hand.

There may be no issue that better illustrates the differences between Republicans and Democrats than energy. Consider it the ‘all of the above’ strategy for reducing gas prices, versus the ‘all pain, no gain’ plan for punishing those who emit carbon (like you).

Make sure you have a clear understanding of your values and intent, then use technology to enable that. What the tech won’t do is compensate for a lack of strategy.

Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.

The Republican party does have a lot of work to do. But changing our principles is not a winning strategy. We need to modernize, not moderate.

We need to stop thinking about infrastructure as an economic stimulant and start thinking about it as a strategy. Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth.

Roger McNamee
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.

We believe in a best-in-class vertical strategy, with PR at the center as its operating ethos of earned at the core, social by design.

Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it’s safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments.

The strategy we need to pursue is one of recovering our time – to push back on our hours of work. We need to form a new alliance between feminist groups, labor unions, child advocates, progressive corporations, and the federal government insofar as it’s willing to pursue a family-friendly agenda.

What do the Left’s tactics have to do with me or my ability to counter them with smart policy, solid media strategy, innovative marketing, effective delivery, creative projects, and youth outreach? Nothing.

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.

We should make sure that we are never sending our troops into harm‘s way unless they’re sent with a clear strategy to win, and learning lessons of the past to ensure that best path forward with what lies ahead.

You have got the right strategy, the right geography; you have got the right customers. You need to prioritise them better; we need to grow them better, mind them better. We need to give more value to them, and we need to execute a lot of areas in the organisation where we are not executing.

If you think scrawling your Twitter handle on a bus window with a Sharpie is a worthwhile way to gain followers, your social media strategy is headed in a pretty pathetic direction.

I feel very good about our business and the speed at which we are executing our strategy to drive differentiation for Accenture and accelerate our rotation to The New.

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Many investors make the mistake of buying high and selling low while the exact opposite is the right strategy.

A Conservative government under Andrew Scheer would implement a coherent China strategy, taking a harder line on China’s missteps.

In talking about my cancer with family and friends, I feel the love that I know will get me through this. The old strategy of suffering in silence could not have been more misguided.

When we shipped ‘Borderlands 2,’ we didn’t ship it with a plan of how the level cap was going to increase. We didn’t have any software built or strategy in place.

It’s important to have a really clear strategy so when you are in business, you only have to make micro-strategy changes.

The Philippines must ensure that it adopts, as much as possible, an equi-balancing strategy towards both China and America. To push back against Chinese adventurism by deepening Philippine dependence on another power runs counter to the very logic of protecting its national sovereignty.

I will never apologize for changing the approach or strategy when the facts change.

Much of Mr. Bush’s 28 percent approval rating is born not of ‘failed policies‘ – of which there are many – but of the ill-gotten gains pilfered from a pre-Bush inauguration strategy to send the message to Republicans that the Democrats play politics harder and better.

The E.U. needs a strategy that marries a shared vision to common action.

I see city finances within the context of an economic strategy… We are going to solve our financial problems by growing the economy, and I have rejected some corners that have called for a slash-and-burn approach, and I’ve rejected others who have called for raising taxes and leaving government as is.

People can identify as however you want to. Right on. Go for it. But my strategy in this bigger game of life is to not identify as anything.

The trick in nuclear strategy is to maintain stability by balancing potentials and thus to discourage events from converting the hypothetical to the actual.

I clearly believe a lot more than some of my coalition colleagues – Tories – in redistribution and using the tax system for that purpose. I also believe in the government having an active role in the economy, which is having an industrial strategy. I’m not a believer in laissez-faire.

In my world, historical revenue is the least interesting thing to consider in an acquisition strategy.

I really don’t have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by an exit strategy existing, being performed. There was no option that we were trained in that says, ‘If it gets too hard, get up and leave.’

The new strategy is to teach intelligent design without calling it intelligent design.

I’m not like other females. I’m obviously different because of the path I’ve taken. I’m just as aggressive as the guys when I get my helmet on. Plus F1 is not just about taking risks, but knowing when to take risks and when to back off. It’s also about strategy and managing your tyres.

Phones remain a critical component of the Microsoft device portfolio and an important piece of our mobility strategy, but a restructuring is in order.

B Kevin Turner
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.

Michael LeBoeuf
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.

Max Euwe
Christians are nonviolent not, therefore, because we believe that nonviolence is a strategy to rid the world of war, but because nonviolence is constitutive of what it means to be a disciple to Jesus.

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.

Volleying comes into grass-court tennis because it’s a surface that favours the player who gets on the front foot. So if you’ve got an opportunity to come in and be aggressive, then finishing the points at the net is always going to be a good strategy.

My investment strategy, which is to focus on sectors that are a national priority for India, hasn’t changed.

Swallow your pride and be completely objective about your own poker skill level. Only then can you implement an effective betting strategy.

Against the best batsmen, you can’t have a defensive strategy.

The strategy we must follow is to defend the special relationship between Great Britain and Europe and, more specifically, between Europe and France.

The basis of our partnership strategy and our partnership approach: We build the social technology. They provide the music.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned how crucial it is to be able to call a spade a spade and avoid falling in love with a particular strategy or product. Instead, you need to let the customer tell you what she needs – and to change her as she changes.

If all you’re doing is grinding for the man, it’s going to burden you. Once you say, ‘Hey, I’m grinding for the man, but I’m putting money away, and this is part of my exit strategy,’ you’re working for you.

Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.

I’ve had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world agricultural trade. They’re gaining markets the old-fashioned way – they’re buying them.

The editorial strategy of the ‘World’ is seemingly rested upon the theory that in a desperate cause, it is well to ask a little less than you hope to get. I think you should ask more.

If you need to take a step back from day-to-day operations and plot out the long-term direction of your user experience strategy, consultants can give you a perspective you can’t get on your own.

My strategy isn’t just to get the biggest audience; it’s to get a loyal audience.

To align with our new strategy to enhance the Windows device ecosystem, we are integrating Microsoft Mobile Device Sales (MMDS) underneath the Consumer Channels Group (CCG).

B Kevin Turner
In chess, computers show that what we call ‘strategy’ is reducible to tactics, ultimately. It only looks creative to us. They are still just glorified cash registers. This should make us feel uncomfortable, whether or not we think computers will ever be good composers of music or artistic painters.

At the end of the day, we still make the things that we make. And we found that the best strategy in this very fluid marketplace is to not be tied into any given platform, but to be able to make good content, and good content will be able to live anywhere.

It’s a bad strategy to have an identity-based strategy on the left. De-emphasizing identity all-around would help our politics because we would have to pay more attention to the issues. We may have to pay more attention to class if we didn’t have these self-defeating identity agendas.

The Berlin Defence suited my strategy for the match. I had a defensive strategy – Actually, I had in my pocket some other sharper stuff to fall back on – but first I wanted to try the defensive strategy with Black and it worked so well.

If we are going to conduct a population-centric strategy in Afghanistan, and we are perceived as backing thugs, then we are just undermining ourselves.

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

Keith Sweat
The strategy is obviously a business decision to have limited advertising on the WWE Network. We want subscribers to know that there won’t be commercial breaks during scheduled programming, so your shows won’t be interrupted.

You can’t keep changing managers. Every time the players have to adapt to a new strategy and the thinking of the new manager, which is really difficult and takes time.

When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything.

Carl Icahn
I don’t want to go into the situation of the other teams, other clubs, other managers. Every single club decides their own strategy.

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

Shrouded by the ‘dodgy dossier,’ which warped opaque intelligence, none of the stated war aims in Iraq spoke to the British national interest. Illusory dreams of bringing Western-style democracy to the Middle East were punctured by failures of planning and strategy, as catalogued before the Chilcot Inquiry.

A four percent growth strategy means you fix a convoluted tax code. You get in and you change every aspect of regulations that are job killers. You get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that doesn’t suppress wages and kill jobs.

Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.

I have spent too long with too many people who have lost loved ones to healthcare-associated infections not to be determined to act on this. There is no tolerable level of preventable infections. The only acceptable strategy is a zero-tolerance strategy.

My putting strategy is simple: If you’re not making putts, don’t be afraid to change your technique.

Louis Oosthuizen
By searching the sky now, me and other asteroid hunters hope to give us the early warningideally decades – that we need. But that strategy of focused searching hasn’t stopped people from thinking about what we might do if an asteroid was on its way toward us.

I’ve always been a strategy kind of guy. I like laying things out and having a plan. Maybe not always a plan, but an approach and a vibe.

I am very selfish when it comes to choosing a film. There is no strategy as such; I take up anything that gives me a kick.

The biggest of the big ideas that guided the strategy during the surge was explicit recognition that the most important terrain in the campaign in Iraq was the human terrain – the people – and our most important mission was to improve their security.

Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.

Trust me, I do not have an online strategy.

Bio Life Technical’s strategy of providing technical due diligence by expert professors from core disciplines and world class experts working with interdisciplinary institutes, such as Imperial College‘s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, will enable a more thorough scientific evaluation of the technology.

Chris Toumazou
Macau is limited in size and land is expensive, so gaming and leisure development must be more efficient. We follow a very conservative financial strategy.

Stanley Ho
You can get so focused on a strategy and making it work that you lose sight of your larger mission.

We need a military strategy to defeat terrorists on the ground.

I don’t like to do things for any other reason than it happens spontaneously or there’s something that makes it happen naturally. I don’t like putting down too many plans and trying to do a strategy to get a certain response or a certain effect.

Our MPs will take decisions on how they’re voting on a day-to-day basis. But I’m the leader of the party, and in terms of our overall strategy and how we vote on key issues, then ultimately, those decisions will be mine.

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

Castro has been a teacher for me. A master. Not on ideology but on strategy.

My conviction is that the best strategy to defend the West is to defend Israel.

The execution of strategy is over to the captain and coach, as it always has been. It’s the right way to go. We need clear role allocations, the coach and the captain go and execute and my job is to plan for the future.

Peter Moores has been very popular in the England dressing room. He’s got a very good record of developing players but I felt that in some areas of international cricket he is a little bit exposed, around tactics and strategy.

I declare that President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy, and he will fulfill his calling and his destiny. I secure his calling, I secure his purpose, I secure his family, and we secure victory in the name which is above every name – the name of Jesus Christ.

I’m the kind of person that believes there’s a part of your voting that has to be purely on principle, and there’s a part that has to be on strategy.

The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person.

Sergei Bubka
I would say my strengths are vision and strategy.

The biggest mistake is to assume that another writer‘s successful strategy will work for you, too. Publishers’ marketers – and even freelance publicists who cost mega bucks – tend to do the same basic things for all books.

If you look at the numbers from 2002 to 2016, we have consistently been market leaders. We have followed a well-articulated strategy, and our focus is to continue that strategy.

In Afghanistan, the viceroy approach would reduce rampant fraud by focusing spending on initiatives that further the central strategy, rather than handing cash to every outstretched hand from a U.S. system bereft of institutional memory.

The IT organization can’t drive or lead a digital transformation. It has to come from the business and the business strategy, because they’re fundamental to how a company or an organization evolves.

I think my relationship with social media has changed so much that I really resent social media now. And I’m trying to figure out what a successful exit strategy is as someone who has gotten a lot of opportunities because of social media and how it’s given me a portfolio.

We as artists are actively encouraged – by other authors, your agent, publisher, and society – not to think about money, strategy, how to manage your career, how to create a brand, because we’re supposed to focus on the art.

Democrats and Republicans agree on most of a unified, politically viable, and workable immigration reform package. Both parties agree that border security is a key part of any strategy.

I bought ‘NBA 2K11’ just to see myself. It was creepily similar and it’s cool to say that you’re in a video game, but I’m just not into it that much. I’m more into first-person shooters and real-time strategy games.

You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.

My exit strategy from pro wrestling wasn’t carved in stone. I retired because of a few neck issues, some neurological issues.

Leadership changes, and evolving marketplace conditions can significantly impact business strategy.

No president can amend the past, and the public is tired of candidates who simply point fingers instead of offering their own solutions. They want a leader who will describe the threats as they are and rally the country behind a strategy to defeat them.

I kind of didn’t look at anyone else‘s strategy for ‘Jeopardy!’ I thought, I’m going to build this from the ground up… If I had never seen a ‘Jeopardy!’ game played before, what would I have to do to play it to maximize my winnings, maximize my chances of winning?

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Best strategy for a first date is to ask her questions. Just keeping asking her questions about herself. Her life, her job, her friends, her taste in movies and music and everything. People mostly just want to talk about themselves, so let her do that.

Boxing is all about how cool and controlled and clear your mind is. Violence only gets in the way of you winning a fight. It’s a sport that’s more about the strategy than anything. You lose or you win in your head.

Some folks actually talk a whole lot more than me, so I’m grateful for the people like Cliff Bleszinski. He talks about our games, and Mark Rein talks about our business strategy. I’m the shy programmer myself.

It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.

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.

Writing is a process of discovering. I could never outline a narrative; that just sounds boring. There’s no joy of discovery in what you’re doing if that’s your strategy.

Bob Shacochis
Meth production and use is a serious problem in Kentucky and across the country. Clearly, there is a growing need for a national strategy to combat this crisis. Increasing public awareness is a significant means for prevention.

In chess, you gotta come up with a strategy. I made a lot of plans in my life. ‘I’ma do this, I’ma do that, this is gonna happen, that’s gonna happen.’ And a lot of stuff don’t go as planned. You really gotta act on events as they unfold. That’s how I compare chess to life.

There are people who are better managers than I am. I aspire to be a really good manager, but it’s not my natural personality to do the same thing for 14 hours a day. I have a lot of different interests. I really like product and strategy and business strategy, and I think I’m not bad at it.

China’s strategy is to rob, replicate and replace. China robs American companies of their intellectual property. They replicate our technology.

I think I’ve changed my business strategy every year since 2003. You have to be watching the horizon constantly. The rug has been pulled out from under our feet so many times.

John Allison
As a group, we want to follow good and green strategy. Setting targets is one element of that. The second part is to design products which meet environmental goals.

I’m fascinated with films that deal with strategy because there’s a right way and a wrong way to get the job done.

Cindy Morgan
Most of my interests in terms of writing are dark, so it’s discordant how much I try to lock into the vibe of wherever I’m at. Inhabiting the life of the imagination is the nature of survival strategy – you build yourself little worlds to enjoy.

Self-delusion is rarely a good strategy for effective management.

It’s not white versus black any more, it’s haves versus have-nots. Unless the black middle-classes unite to promote the interests of the black underclass, tension between them is inevitable. What we, the black middle class have to do, is think of a strategy to avert that.

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

I don’t think we’re out there aggressively looking for deals. Our strategy is that business follows the creative. We’re not out there scouring the marketplace for opportunities.

After formulating and communicating the right strategy and optimizing operations to execute that strategy, CEOs and other top leaders then must be able to build management teams that truly understand the big picture.

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.

There are a couple of strategies for writing about an absence or writing about a loss. One can create the person that was lost, develop the character of the fiancee. There’s another strategy that one can employ, maybe riskier… Make the reader suffer the loss of the character in a more literal way.

It is about time that we develop a worldwide strategy to reduce illegal trade in meth and its precursor chemicals and stop the devastating impact that methamphetamine use is having on our children and our communities.

Dennis Cardoza
Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?

So if you want a really effective criminal justice strategy, you don’t build bigger prisons, you invest money in young kids – and you accept that it’s going to take years to work through, but it’s a more effective strategy.

In investing, we intuitively think we should make a number of small bets. A blockbuster strategy is the opposite. It means making fewer huge investments. But it turns out to be safer.

We have adopted a multi-pronged strategy against the attempts to radicalise the youth of the country. On the one hand, we have successfully de-radicalised our youth, and on the other hand, our security agencies have also taken action against certain individuals for their links and association with terror organisations.

Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family’s asleep and I’m alone, I think about the next day’s writing and plan a strategy for my assault on the blank page.

Part of having a social media strategy is being smart about whom you follow. Ask yourself who is important to your company or brand. Figure out who needs to know you exist.

What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.

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
I’ve always considered myself a serious guitar player, but I haven’t been really worried about whether the public thought I was. That never was part of my record sales strategy.

Adding to your list of enemies is never a sound strategy, yet ISIS’ ferocious campaign against the Shia, Kurds, Yazidis, Christians, and Muslims who don’t precisely share its views has united every ethnic and religious group in Syria and Iraq against them.

When investors, particularly investment bankers, talk about splitting up companies, there’s a lot of discussion about multiple expansion, and the reality is multiple expansion is an outcome, not a strategy.

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

Dale Earnhardt
We have formed a committee of secretaries which will chalk out a strategy to attract investment in the country.

The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.

Edward Lampert
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. The other side of it is that you can’t cut enough costs to save your way to prosperity.

We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.

As much as I’d love to give everybody a really cheap option, it’s just simply not possible in certain sorts of extreme events… I guarantee that our strategy on surge pricing is the optimal way to get as many people home as possible.

What matters in any campaign is that you have a strategic core that makes the judgements, decides the strategy, and can deliver.

Many of the strategy houses don’t have the depth of world-class risk capability that a KPMG has, particularly in industries where regulation is a key driver, such as financial services or healthcare.

After the investigation of Operation Aurora, the cyberattack on Google from within China that was revealed in 2010, I realized a completely new type of security strategy and technology was needed.

Into the Breach‘ is a wonderful strategy game where you play that you are trying to stop an alien invasion. But of course, ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and ‘Super Mario Odyssey‘ are just two of the most superlative games ever made, and so when I have time to completely lose myself in those, it’s really, really a joy.

Skating, like all other sports, has an element of strategy.

Decades before President Richard Nixon bet his re-election on winning the Dixiecrat vote, Wilson worked out his own Southern Strategy. Even as he was moving the nation to war, Wilson re-segregated Washington and purged African-Americans from federal jobs.

An economic strategy built around hiking taxes for business means one thing: fewer jobs.

Introduced in the 1960s, multitasking is an engineering strategy for making computers more efficient. Human beings are the slowest elements in a system.

If the opponent offers keen play I don’t object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.

My only career strategy is to just not do anything that I have to be completely ashamed of afterwards! Whether it’s TV or movies, I feel lucky to be working.

Dan Byrd
Oliver Stone’s strategy is to unnerve the actors so as to make them alert and alive.

Growing up during the Cold War, I remember the seemingly imminent threat of nuclear war. In primary school we were taught to ‘duck-and-cover’ for protection. But even as children hiding under wooden desks, we recognized the inadequacies of this strategy.

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says – and the management team I think is in agreement with this – we don’t have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it.

Trump is a master obfuscator. Like an octopus escaping a predator, he releases a cloud of ink when called to the carpet on one of his many lies. His strategy? Obfuscate, then reference others. ‘Millions agree,’ ‘everyone knows,’ ‘many have done it.’

Regardless of what happens in the markets, stick to your investment program. Changing your strategy at the wrong time can be the single most devastating mistake you can make as an investor.

George W. Bush has much to evaluate: he has presided over the most sweeping redesign of U.S. grand strategy since the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

John Lewis Gaddis
Without there being some national strategy, it is difficult for educators to know what kinds of engineers or technicians to produce and for potential students to know what professions to study for.

The way deals are done, every idea is looked at 50 different ways. Now, the market continues to change all the time. And we are always looking at everything in evaluating how it fits with our strategy.

America’s bipartisan strategy for years has been to deny jihadists with sanctuaries anywhere in the world from where they can plan, prepare, and train for attacks against the West.

I love strategy and RPG games.

What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan.

Our priority is to go after ISIL. And so what we have said is that we are not engaging in a military action against the Syrian regime. We are going after ISIL facilities and personnel who are using Syria as a safe haven, in service of our strategy in Iraq.

I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure.

Bill Ackman
That’s the strategy that myself and my party have pursued and are pursuing.

The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.

I’m able to utilize a lifetime of learning to help teach young people how to apply sound marketing strategy and principles for the purpose of growing the client‘s business. And for me, that’s just too much fun.

If we’re talking about transportation, the best thing a city can do is densify as quickly as it can. That needs to be said every time this issue comes up, because it’s the only universal strategy that works.

I don’t like to judge from tapes. The strategy starts in the ring.

As an infantry officer who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, I have led men in combat and trained them on tactics and strategy. The mission of the infantry is to ‘close with, and destroy, the enemy.’ Our job, in a direct way, is to fight and win wars.

Because one of the main jobs of a CEO is to set the vision and strategy for the company, I’m a big believer in making one of the founders the default CEO.

Being a unique superpower undermines the military intelligence of strategy. To think strategically, one has to imagine oneself in the enemy’s place. If one cannot do this, it is impossible to foresee, to take by surprise, to outflank. Misinterpreting an enemy can lead to defeat. This is how empires fall.

There must be an opportunity that matches with our strategy. Just because we have a gap, we don’t want to go and acquire anything and everything. What we acquire should fit in with our strategy, human resources and market expectations.

The minute you get in a five-game series, you start thinking strategy, you start thinking about adjustments. Single elimination, you’ve got to go all out, all-in. I think that affects the coaching, it affects the playing, it affects the psyche going into the game.

GSP is at the top of my list in knowing how to use strategy, how to bring an opponent out of his game, how to beat a guy without taking a beating. And he’s good in standup and good at grappling.

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.

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.

Let me put it like this: I am not prepared to officiate over on behalf of the British government what I think is a disastrous strategy which will impact on some of the most vulnerable and poorest people within our society.

I am a big fan of the five-bowler strategy.

I just post what I want to, it’s as simple there’s no strategy or trying to send out a message in any way.

Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory.

I don’t know what the strategy will be in Washington. The reality is, is, I have got to go down there, as my mentor, as people like Bill Bradley have told me to do, get to know your colleagues on both sides of the aisle, recognize that they, too, beat with the same heart and the same type of blood.

When the fight goes to the ground, it doesn’t take long until I finish it or come back up. Straus does that typical American game plan, that boring strategy with wrestling, taking you down and keeping you there, but this strategy won’t work with me.

You cannot stick with the same media strategy forever any more than you can stick with the same football tactics forever.

If I had one golf course, from a design standpoint, one that I really love, it would probably be Pinehurst. There’s a totally tree-lined golf course where trees are not a part of the strategy.

Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.

So ensuring the integrity of the data and integrity and validity of the connection is a very important element in any company’s strategy that is moving towards a Web service paradigm.

I don’t think LVMH will want to significantly change the strategy of Loro Piana, and I don’t think that they would have bought it otherwise.

I went to a hypnotist to learn how not to use drinking a pint before you go on as a way of giving you the confidence to just fly at it, irrespective of the fear. That’s not a long-term strategy, when you do as many gigs as I do.

Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It’s the only insurance against irrelevance. It’s the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty. It’s the only strategy for out-performing a dismal economy.

A fight involves the emotion, the strategy of combat. There are many factors connected to a fight.

Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.

Miyamoto Musashi
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.

We intend to follow one strategy: that is to reach out to each and every resident in the constituency. We do not believe in just waving to the people from cars.

We need a comprehensive strategy to bring about an end to the Syrian civil war and defeat Isis.

When we raised the first Foundry Group fund in 2007, we took over 100 first meetings. We told our story several hundred times. As part of it was a slide called ‘Strategy.’ I still repeat the elements of that slide regularly, a decade later, as our core strategy has not changed.

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.

During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.

The fact to the matter is, we never developed a comprehensive strategy to deal with radical Islam. And the 9/11 commission said one of the things we must do is develop a global alliance to combat it.

We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women.

Philip Morrison
I’ve always been homeschooled, so doing it on set is kind of the same thing. My mom makes it very interactive – we’ll get a book on chocolate and learn how to make it, or she will buy antique items. I love military history, the mechanics and strategy of it.

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President’s lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars.

What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion.

Gary North
I don’t really have a strategy for social media. I think that’s my strategy is that I don’t have a strategy.

One strategy for getting ahead is being incredibly good at a particular skill; you need to be world-class to stand out for that skill. In my case, I layered fairly average skills together until the combination became special.

The best strategy for making people care about what happens is if they empathize with both sides. If you just have a Villain with a capital V, it becomes very two-dimensional.

I am a fan of an all-of-the-above energy strategy, and I certainly support wind as a large part of that goal.

The push to defund public schools and reroute taxpayer money to charters and private institutions is actually a very clever strategy by the Right Wing, which has always had a great deal of disdain for a system that forces them to pay taxes toward some other kid‘s non-religious, science-based education.

I love using a targeted acquisition approach in conjunction with a business that has a clear strategy and strong organic growth.

I really felt like ‘Chandelier’ was a big pop song. But we weren’t sure what would happen if I wasn’t willing to show my face and do promo and go on tour and do the traditional kind of pop strategy. So I had no expectations.

Mine’s a pretty simple strategy: there’s not a lot of talent here, but there’s a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy.

I probably make my team crazy with the questions I ask, but you really have to understand the deep details to be able set your strategy.

Jamie S Miller
When someone’s portraying something they’re not to get underneath my skin, I’m just going to funnel that into a great strategy, and I’m going to try to get him out of there quick.

‘Cyber-security’ is one of those hot topics that has launched a thousand seminars and strategy papers without producing much in the way of policy.

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

‘Go vote’ is a not a political strategy. It’s hardly a slogan. Hell, it’s not even a good tweet.

The whole action around a carbon pricing mechanism, or carbon tax, is what you do with the money. Both France and Washington state proposed solving climate on the backs of workers. And that’s a bad strategy.

I have zero strategy for my career – like, zero. I could get as much satisfaction about doing a $20,000 shot film the same way I could do a $100 million film with a bunch of effects.

There’s no national strategy to deal with combating terrorism and foreign fighters.

Peter Moores has been very popular in the England dressing room. He’s got a very good record of developing players, but I felt that there are some areas in international cricket where he is a little bit exposed, for me personally around tactics and strategy.

In Washington, D.C., in 2006, Democrats had long since given up on the war in Iraq in terms of any tangible political support for it. The new factor was the Republicans were beginning to give up as well, and they were truly challenging the strategy and the lack of success.

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.

I can say our strategy has always been and will continue to be getting our content in front of as many consumers around the globe as we can… AT&T has been an advocate of the tenets of no blocking, no discrimination, no paid prioritization.

Jeff Bewkes
I have no special strategy. I can just wait to see what my opponent offers.

And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.

I think any student of military strategy would tell you that in order to attack a position, you should have a ratio of approximately 3 to 1 in favor of the attacker.

A Conservative government will set immigration policy within a wider strategy that meets the changing demographic make-up of Britain, taking full account of its impact on our population and maximising the economic advantages while mitigating the costs and risks.

The acquisition of Vettery accelerates the development of the Adecco Group’s digital strategy, broadening our offering into the fast-growing digital permanent recruitment market and complementing our professional recruitment businesses.

Prudence is not the same thing as caution. Caution is a helpful strategy when you’re crossing a minefield; it’s a disaster when you’re in a gold rush.

I’m in a position now where I can play certain roles and when I get older, I won’t be able to. So, I don’t have a strategy of trying to grow up too quick, I just want to kind of look at everything.

Tom Welling
I like guys who know how to implement a strategy. The ones who make a fight look easy. But there’s no easy fight, even if you win in 30 seconds, that only means you were able to execute your strategy correctly and induced your opponent to make a mistake. Those are the champions. That’s why they are the champions.

I like guys who can use strategy, not just tough guys.

As the leader, you’re empowering talent. Once you’ve given the direction, it’s a joy to see it put into action, to see people on every level of the company carrying out the strategy.

The pope is an intelligent man and realizes that time marches on. He says the Church has a long way to go in developing a real strategy that integrates women – but clearly he is baffled as to how to do it.

Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent.

Miguel de Icaza
I’ve made a point of trying not to play the same part, and of moving between theatre and film and TV. The idea is that by the time you come back, you have been away for a year and people have forgotten you. If you like having time off, which I do, that’s a good career strategy.

I think we’re proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary – making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.

I think Facebook is an extraordinarily important part of the Internet ecosystem, and having a robust presence there is a critical part of any brand (or company’s) strategy.

One of the things I think has been important for Blizzard is maintaining the direct relationship with our players. Having a platform that we owned and controlled was important for that strategy, and also to not be dependent on other publishers.

I routinely failed to understand that ‘simple and straightforward‘ would have been a much better product strategy for Lotus.

In gambling, you usually start to go wrong when you deviate from your pregame strategy.

It’s important to have the right strategy. I can’t commit to things or fight like I used to. I can’t just bang it out. I have to be more intelligent in training and in fighting.

Sometimes it might be the junior-most player in the team who may come up with a strategy which we hadn’t even thought of and we need to bring that to the table.

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

Every news organization needs a social media strategy.

Democratic socialism is not only a poor electoral strategy – it’s a disastrous governing model.

So we need the same strategy, we need young, aggressive judges to be appointed, and that’s what the President has done, but getting them through is the challenge.

Famous pivot stories are often failures but you don’t need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change is strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision – a way to be more successful – they have to remain nimble enough to take it.

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.

I got an album concept called ‘Exit Strategy,’ that might be one of my last ones. It’s a term they use in business when you build companies. You create an exit strategy as you make a company. You don’t wait till you’re five years in it; you create a exit strategy as you make the company.

In our personal lives, we have a lot of businesses going on. I have a profession, I’m a father, a spouse, a good member of my community. How much of my time and energy can I allocate to each of those things? What I allocate becomes the strategy I have for my family, and everything else.

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

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.

The majority of the world’s Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy.

I used to play a lot of ‘Civilization Revolution.’ It’s a strategy game that takes six to eight hours. You literally have to block off a full Sunday.

I don’t like writing grand battles and I find it tiresome to research weapons development and military strategy.

Weaknesses have a certain function in a poem… some strategy in order to pave the reader’s way to the impact of this or that line.

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
My principal contribution to the Black-Scholes option-pricing theory was to show that the dynamic trading strategy prescribed by Black and Scholes to offset the risk exposure of an option would provide a perfect hedge in the limit of continuous trading.

Robert C Merton
I think that’s why I like baseball. There’s something great about it – you’re young, the pitcher’s young and he’s got this great arm, and he doesn’t really realize anything about strategy.

Bruce McCulloch
The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine’s Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration’s overall economic development strategy.

John Baldacci
See, what we were going to do was say, the Internet is this great business strategy tool.

Punjab is central to our business strategy, and we are an active partner in the state’s growth.

It wasn’t about the X’s and the O’s and the strategy; it was more about keeping 12 guys focused and committed to a task. That group dynamic, and then helping them to grow as people and basketball players.

Renewable energy is an essential part of our strategy of decarbonization, decentralization, as well as digitalization of energy.

Isabelle Kocher
You cannot change strategy due to a trend.

Indeed, for Russia, inconsistency is an integral part of its foreign policy strategy, particularly under Putin.

I’m hooked on food competition shows. It’s unique, different… I definitely understand the importance of strategy.

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
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
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.

Daniel Masters is a master of the commodities markets with over 30 years experience. His bitcoin strategy is based on the parallels he sees from the oil industry in 1999 to the current state of bitcoin.

You can gain a lot of time from an aggressive strategy, but you can lose a lot of time from an aggressive strategy.

As a civil servant in charge of the government’s Strategy Unit, I brought in many people from outside government, including academia and science, to work in the unit, dissecting and solving complex problems from GM crops to alcohol, nuclear proliferation to schools reform.

I think there’s a tendency, and it’s an understandable tendency, to imagine that China makes decisions out of a grand strategy. The reality is that I think China today is operating, most of all, based on its domestic needs.

Our strategy is focused on driving better outcomes for patients and higher productivity for hospitals.

President Obama and our all-of-the-above energy strategy is the real deal. We are proud of the fact that we are importing less oil than at any time in modern history, and it has been because of the president’s vision and courage.

We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.

Dennis Cardoza
The electoral strategy for 2016 was, ‘Vote for me; I’m not Trump,’ and, ‘Trump is dangerous, so get out and vote.’

A lot of companies really will only pursue businesses that are adjacent or look like an extension of their current business – which by the way is a completely rational strategy.

We allow people to be creative. We set a direction, we set the vision, we set the strategy, but within that framework, we allow our people to be as creative as they want to be.

Executives are waking up to realize that they can do a lot better, save money, make better decisions if they optimize and start thinking geographically and have a location strategy.

And I think if the president’s made a mistake here, it’s this laid-back kind of approach where he’s waiting for someone else to solve the problem. Some people say it’s a political strategy. No matter what it is, it’s not effective in solving problems.

I started to invest in very-early-stage companies where, even though I wasn’t the founder, I could help shape the early strategy and culture.

I think there are districts – a lot of them – where Donald Trump is deeply unpopular, and tying your opponent to Donald Trump’s unpopularity is a winning strategy. But that’s not true for every district.

Discrimination is not a national defense strategy!

GSP knows how to use a lot of strategy.

Israel’s master strategy needs to be moving toward a regional arrangement that will enable a full normalization of relations with the Arab states and the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.

My father has never influenced the strategy anywhere.

Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.

Yale is practicing a most unusual media strategy. I’d call it Just say nothing.

Merrie Spaeth
I think there’s a short-term legislative strategy. I think there’s a longer-term legislative strategy in terms of enshrining net neutrality principles into law rather than a rule, and I think there’s an election strategy.

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.

A game is defined by the players’ strategy domains and payoff functions.

Leonid Hurwicz
I haven’t met too many people that don’t intend to have a fulfilling life. High-achievers, however, end up allocating their resources in a way that seriously undermines their intended strategy.

Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.

I think there’s a lot of folks who believe that this is a time that Democrats have to fight fire with fire. As a guy who ran a fire department, that’s not a really good strategy.

When American workers are losing their jobs to people in other countries, Washington cannot afford to ignore this disturbing trend any longer. While Democratic presidential candidates want to just blame U.S. corporations, the reality is that their strategy won’t help protect American workers or save their jobs.

Punting is an underrated art because of the strategy, skill and athleticism involved.

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

Rich Lowry
It is time for President Obama to admit that – in this new age of peer-to-peer terror – we need a real strategy to combat radicalization at home and destroy extremist safe havens abroad.

When something you use again and again is on sale, take advantage. This strategy doesn’t apply to perishable items, and you don’t want to buy so much more than you need just to get a deal, but if you know you’re going to use a product eventually, it pays to take advantage of the cheaper price.

Our strategy with DSiWare is the same as with WiiWare in that we want to provide new experiences every week.

At DC Comics, it has been a top priority that DC forges a meaningful, forward-looking digital strategy.

My shopping strategy is try out the clothes you like before you buy them.

Our first use of cash is invested organically, secondly returning values our shareholders – roughly 100 percent free cash flow. And then thirdly, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships that complement our organic strategy. We are going to continue down that path.

I think the fact that I have a solid head on my shoulders and a brain inside that head gives me an edge over my competitors. It helps when I am giving interviews, charting out strategy for my career and choosing scripts.

I think that the strategy around FYI is really a corporate strategy, and that’s that every one of our brands that we invest in have to matter and that we need to commit to building brands and investing in those brands, or we need to get out of that business.

Generally, older people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are running most countries and are CEOs of corporations. Which isn’t to say there aren’t entrepreneurs, but if the young were better in every respect, there’d be no reason for the old. Our life span reflects our particular life strategy.

I’ll admit I started off getting actors to sing my compositions as a marketing strategy, to give the songs and films extra mileage.

Gopi Sundar
Fortunately, it’s still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.

David Hackworth
Understand this – as a new company, if you don’t know how to get interested prospects into your company, then you don’t have a company. At the same time, if you, as a owner, have to drive every lead into your business, then you need a real lead generation strategy.

Take information technology. We have winners implementing CRM (customer relationship management systems) and losers implementing CRM. What mattered in technology is that the technology actually drives either cost reduction or superior strategy execution.

My view is that, as management, the focus has to be on having a strategy and executing it. As you do the strategy and execution, it is important to communicate it consistently.

I don’t have any strategy for the game because I am sure about one thing that ‘Bigg Boss’ is a show where you can’t plan anything beforehand.

The strategy to beat Shevchenko would be to work non-stop and be all over her, striking the entire time, grabbing her to tire her out, and then work a different game plan on the next rounds. I think that’s the best strategy to beat Shevchenko, but anything can change when the time comes.

In my private sector career, two of my favorite sayings were, ‘Strategy is easy and execution is really hard,’ and that we should ‘run at criticism.’

A coherent typeface is an essential part of a coherent branding strategy.

Bruno Maag
A comprehensive Syria strategy, ideally one that’s more than 280 characters, remains a key requirement to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East.

At the European table, we are systematically the most determined to advance a strategy of increased cooperation.

Charles Michel
I’m a Jewish son of Russian-Hungarian heritage parents. Humor was very important. My whole goal was to make my parents laugh. And my whole strategy as a young man was, if I could make them laugh, I could have enough time to figure out what to do next.

The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.

Woody Hayes
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.

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care.

In the past, I have been guilty of returning from work with some parenting words of wisdom, ignoring the fact that my wife has been dealing with the situation for a while. The correct strategy at these times is to wind my mansplaining neck in.

I have on my bookshelf a series of books with opposite titles: ‘The Alpha Strategy’ and the ‘Omega Strategy’; ‘Asia Rising‘ and ‘Asia Falling’; ‘Free to Choose’ and ‘Free to Lose’; ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ and ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.’ Visitors love the collection.

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

Anil Kapoor
Arafat conducts terror; his strategy is the strategy of terror.

Father was bold, and Mother was cautious. They never shouted at each other but argued constantly about strategy, and they taught me very early that before taking big risks, one must carefully figure the odds.

I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone’s defense strategy.

Michael Cohen
When a plan or strategy fails, people are tempted to assume it was the wrong vision. Plans and strategies can always be changed and improved. But vision doesn’t change. Visions are simply refined with time.

My basic strategy is to stick to my core business and to my area of expertise.

I’m all in favour of grand important speeches, but the president then has to link his sermons to a strategy.

David Cameron set impossible targets and relentlessly portrayed immigration as a social burden while pursuing an economic strategy that suppressed wages. It did not end well for him, nor, more importantly, for the country.

You need to pick your spots and bet big when you identify them. That’s basically my ‘Jeopardy!’ strategy in a nutshell.

A lot of people have this strategy where if they have a hard question they wait to ask it to the end of the interview because they think the person is going to walk out. But what they have to realize is, is that if the person walks out, they have a pretty successful story.

The teams that use tanking as a strategy are doing damage. If you’re in tanking mode, that means you’ve got young players who you’re teaching bad habits to. I think that’s unforgivable.

Conservative journalists don’t just have the inside track on Republican strategy – they help devise it.

The most successful cultural diplomacy strategy integrates people-to-people or arts/culture/media-to-people interactions into the basic business of diplomacy. The programs in Afghanistan, Egypt, and Iran all contribute to core goals of U.S. policy in those countries.

Cynthia P Schneider
To become a good coach, it is important to be equipped with tactics and strategy. But first of all, you need to have strong leadership.

It is very important for people to understand that the United States of America and no country around the world can devalue its way to prosperity, to be competitive. It is not a viable, feasible strategy, and we will not engage in it.

Offering universal afterschool and summer programs is a key strategy for prevention and healthy development, and a priority for my Administration.

Unless we get serious about addressing Iran’s regional ambitions in places like Syria, then our allies are never going to be confident that we have a strategy for the region.

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.

Republicans can continue to protest reality and stick their heads in the sand, but the sooner they acknowledge the very basic facts of climate change, the sooner they can get to crafting a conservative strategy to combat it, instead of ceding the territory solely to Democrats.

The National Defense Strategy remains our guiding document, and everything we do should support its stated objectives.

I’m no apologist for Russia or the Assad regime, but actually, this has been staring us in the face for a number of years now, and I think it’s time to turn a page and accept reality. Our strategy – if that is the right word – failed miserably, and Russia’s with Iran has been successful.

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
The influencer strategy hasn’t been built around celebrities. We’re looking for influencers within every marketplace, who are the people who help influence decision-makers within that community.

I would be a rich man if I had a quarter for every time one of my Republican colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee utters some variation of the sentence, ‘President Obama doesn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS.’ It’s their calling card on the committee – and on the campaign trail.

Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.

Most people generalize whatever they did, and say that was the strategy that made it work.

I’ve got a lot of criticism for not taking domestic fights but I’ve got my own strategy.

Drug company payments to doctors are a small part of a much larger strategy by Big Pharma to clean our pockets.

Well, the team that created ‘Starcraft 2’ is probably the most experienced real-time strategy team in the industry – there are members of that team who have worked on all our RTS games going back to ‘Warcraft.’

President Obama had voiced strong support for the effort in Afghanistan during his campaign, pledging to add two brigades, which he did. But since the inauguration… the administration had signaled that the U.S. commitment needed careful assessment, and we needed to recalibrate the strategy and objectives.

If you want to give a tangible present, but you know the recipient wants cash, give a little bit of both. This strategy is helpful for occasions that involve a public opening of presents, like a bridal or baby shower. You can give something that can be wrapped and opened, along with a card containing a check.

I think that Putin’s strategy has been throwing a lot of money, fairly haphazardly, at a lot of projects aimed at disrupting Western relations and undermining trust in democracies. They may have gotten farther in the States than anywhere else.

Securing the Republican nomination is an intricate series of steps that requires a comprehensive strategy.

I think every acquisition is unique and different. The best strategy is to listen to the founders and follow their lead.

As an artist, as a brand, as a rapper, as a musician, you know you got a window and a lot of people, even an athlete; they don’t have no exit strategy. It’s just living in the false reality that it’s going to be like this forever.

Today, President Obama is making smart investments in clean energy – wind, solar, biofuels – as part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy that supports thousands of jobs, not in the Middle East, but in the Midwest.

I have no real ambition or strategy. If this was all to finish, it’s totally fine. There’s a lot more to do out there than put on silly frocks and shout for a living. I could always go back to, ‘Would you like soup with that?’

Michelle Gomez
It’s very important that we all have a common understanding of our purpose as a business – what we aspire to – and a strategy for achieving it.

I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.

Protest is best used when it’s part of a strategy that involves escalating tactics that build pressure on targets.

Hussein has a strategy. I’m sure he’ll implement that strategy, and it would be to our detriment. We’re embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing.

John Hewson
Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones.

I’m not going to back down from my controversial positions. If I were to do that, my base would be gone. And so my strategy is just, continue to speak the truth, even if it is controversial.

With acting, you wanna see if you can get into trouble without knowing how you’re gonna get out of it. It’s like the exact opposite of war, where you need an exit strategy. When you’re acting, you should get all the way into trouble with no exit strategy, and have the cameras rolling.

At the heart of banking is a suicidal strategy. Banks take money from the public or each other on call, skim it for their own reward and then lock the rest up in volatile, insecure and illiquid loans that at times they cannot redeem without public aid.

I always thought the objective of basketball was to get the maximum amount of movement to get the easiest shot, closest to the basket. With the three-point rule, the whole strategy changes, and you make a move and then throw it 30 feet out, where somebody takes a standing jump shot.

There’s a certain logic to avoiding the haters, but as a strategy, it’s utterly flawed. When you turn off the feedback, you lose the benefits as well as the drawbacks. It’s like having a sore finger and cutting off your arm.

Foresight turns out to be a critical adaptive strategy for times of great stress.

If you look across a 30-year career in the company, I’ve executed in a wide arrange of environments. In financial services all around the world, in industrial businesses, and in the acquisition and strategy work.

A growth strategy requires tax rates that people are prepared to pay and cannot avoid or do not wish to avoid by going offshore or leaving the country.

We can reorient our products and business strategy because we are an agile organisation.

Our strategy is very horizontal. We’re trying to build a social layer for everything. Basically, we’re trying to make it so that every app everywhere can be social, whether it’s on the web or mobile or other devices. So inherently, our whole approach has to be a breadth-first approach rather than a depth-first one.

Making the most of global trade opportunities does not mean transitioning to a low-tax, deregulatory, ‘Bargain Basement‘ economy. It means developing a robust Industrial Strategy intertwined with a strong trade agenda.

The ability to have influence and create change and drive the strategy of an organization is really what excites me.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams at the Emergency Operation Center and Joint Information Center have worked around the clock to ensure a consistent and coordinated strategy among our state agencies in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voter suppression is at the very core of the Trump re-election strategy.

The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis.

It can be easy to become ‘friends’ or ‘connected’ with someone in a digital world, but it requires thought and strategy to convert social media connections into rewarding business relationships.

It’s a juicy thing to say we’re building a phone, which is why people want to write about it. But it’s so clearly the wrong strategy for us.

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

If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.

The Israelis are very smart about politics and strategy, but there are a few exceptions. One is Lebanon, the other is Gaza, where they were completely inept.

Daniel Pipes
My objective with strategy is to be very repetitive, to be somewhat boring, to allow people to coalesce behind a common direction.

Being a musician, there aren’t that many ways for me to consciously use a more strategy, math-based part of my brain.

Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy.

My strategy is being as honest as possible.

The problem with a cost reduction strategy is that there is a finite limit.You can only get to zero.

Eliyahu Goldratt
Drilling in ANWR fails to lower energy prices today and sets no long term energy strategy for tomorrow.

I’ve talked about that with friends, about what genre makes sense to choose for each record and the strategy around that… Sometimes it’s more about the moment of time, and other times it’s more about the sound of the song. Sometimes it’s about what’s going on in larger life, in politics.

I was motivated to improve the U.S. strategy of going back to the moon in 1985. That’s a long time ago. Going back to the moon would be a great achievement for tourism adventure flights.

Although focusing is best pursued as a deliberate strategy over a period of time, it is also valuable as a kind of psychological first-aid, as useful to a distressed, ‘stuck‘ person as a tourniquet to an accident victim.

A feasible North Korea strategy must consider how to reassure China that our objectives on the peninsula are not aggressive.

Enforcement is a very important part of the administration strategy. We think that even our friendly nations should live by the rules, and if they don’t, we will intend to enforce things against them.

ISIL’s widespread reach through the Internet and social media is most concerning, as the group has proven dangerously competent at employing such tools for its nefarious strategy. ISIL uses high-quality, traditional media platforms as well as widespread social media campaigns to propagate its extremist ideology.

I’m always surprised at what I actually end up doing because I don’t have a strategy or a game plan, especially now that I’m making my own choices.

At the center of President Obama’s strategy for dealing with the Islamic State is an empty space. It’s supposed be filled by a ‘Sunni ground force,’ but after more than a year of effort, it’s still not there. Unless this gap is filled, Obama’s plan won’t work.

The approach that the music industry took to fight piracy was the wrong strategy.

MC Hammer
I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I’m waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me.

America should do more to fix the still-festering housing crisis and overhaul its training schemes so that high joblessness does not become entrenched. Hunkering down for austerity is not enough. The rich world needs a strategy for growth.

Modi failed miserably on most counts. He lacks the vision that a leader needs to possess and a strategy to achieve the vision and outcomes.

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.

The only strategy I know of is to write every day, which I don’t always do, because sometimes I just can’t, for various reasons that seem out of my control.

When I’m marketing a film, whether its mine or someone else’s, I work with a great deal of strategy and elbow grease until the job is done.

Unlike the interference of ordinary interest, power, or prejudice, which touches philosophy only at its outskirts and becomes at most a matter for philosophical tactics, the claim of revelation to the highest truth touches philosophy at its core and must affect its whole strategy.

In marketing I’ve seen only one strategy that can’t miss – and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last.

John Romero
Reforms to product and labour markets, education, innovation, green growth, competition, taxes, health – they are the things that should be the object of our primary focus in the context of a long-term strategy to restore sustained growth.

I know O.J. better than anyone on the legal team. There are so many things I know about his personality. My job is really strategy and liaison between the lawyers and O.J.

Robert Kardashian
The evolution at ‘Teen Vogue‘ is not a result of dinosaurs in a board room coming up with a strategy to reach the kids.

We need economic growth, yes, but growth can be jobless, so a sustainable development framework for employment must include a job creation strategy.

Google was founded to get information to everybody. A by-product of that strategy is that we invented an advertising business which has provided great economics that allows us to build the servers, hire the employees, create value.

We believe that the best Web content optimization strategy is something as old as journalism itself: the shocking truth and the authentic opinion.

Moving with the times is an important idea for strategy today.

When you get to the tee on a really long par 5, I know what you’re feeling. You want to let the shaft out on the driver and try to bomb it down there. I get the same feeling. But a big tee shot is not always the best strategy, especially on a long hole.

Anytime you bring additional strategy to the game, fans like it.

The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish.

There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.

The French elites‘ strategy of trying to defeat the Le Pens by aping their rhetoric, stealing their policies, and pandering to their voters has been a political and moral failure.

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.

Clean energy is the ultimate growth strategy for our economy – one that would add millions more good-paying jobs right here in the United States.

Every few years, you have to change your strategy. You have to look at how the world is mutating, and mutate. Not in the same way but in parallel.

I can dance to Beyonce, sing karaoke, create strategy, go on dates, and build a multi-billion company and show the world that women can build big businesses.

To get an Army that’s already fighting a war to change in stride to a total different military strategy on the ground – and to get everybody on the same page – was accomplished by the sheer force of Dave Petraeus’ will.

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President’s lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars.