Key Elements of Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is action and performance oriented

 Successful business strategies results not from rigorous analysis but from a particular state of mind. In what I call the mind of the strategist, insight and a consequent drive for achievement, often amounting to a sense of mission, fuel a thought process which is basically creative and intuitive rather than rational. Strategists do not reject analysis. Indeed they can hardly do without it. But they use it only to stimulate the creative process, to test the ideas that emerge, to work out their strategic implications.



– Kenichi Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist, 1982