Strategic thinking is a skill that can be learned

Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are exceptional strategic thinkers. But it doesn’t mean that strategic thinking is an innate gift that only few people possess by a lucky chance. On the contrary, everyone can learn to think strategically if they are persistent and consistent. As with any skill, this one cannot be mastered overnight, but if you invest enough time and effort, you can also become a great strategist.

Strategic thinkers are often considered to be people who can foresee the future and look many years ahead with their mental vision. It is not necessary. They connect the dots — they see how small modifications will change the value chains in their industry. They are not only curious enough to see minor but potentially crucial changes, and they immediately ask themselves a question: “How do they influence my business and my domain? Are they threats or opportunities for my business?”.

And that's not art. It's a craft. I help people think strategically, and I share this knowledge with my subscribers here.

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Svyatoslav Biryulin

Strategist and futurist. Passioned about strategic foresight. I post articles on strategy and foresight.