The Strategy World

The Three Keys

Strategy capability of an organization consists of three sub components – strategic absorptive capacity, strategic thinking skills, and strategy process. Similarly, as an individual, to be an excellent strategist, you need to master strategic absorptive capacity and strategic thinking skills. This program will help you consolidate your knowledge in strategic absorptive capacity, help you build strategic thinking skills, and give you a taste of strategy process.  

Absorptive capacity is the base knowledge that allows you to understand a field and interpret developments in that field. Introduction to strategy concepts will allow you to build a base level of strategic absorptive capacity. It will enable you to become aware of concepts such as industry structure, competitive moves, market structures and so on. This is the base knowledge that helps you build the strategic absorptive capacity. But to become a great strategist you need a few more skills.

The mind of  a strategist views the world in a different way than a mind of a lay person. When a lay person looks at the world he sees an overwhelming clutter of information but a strategist sees critical patterns, opportunities and challenges. How does a strategic mind eliminate the clutter and see the big issues and how to solve them? The answer is strategic thinking. When the same strategic thinking is applied with the base of strategic absorptive capacity, one is able to identify and solve big business problems.

Powerful Results

Oh The Places You Will Go!

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify, articulate and design core strategic decisions involved with a business strategy
  2. View the world of any business form the general's point of view. 
  3. Understand and apply strategic thinking skills to any situation


  • 2

    What is Strategy?

  • 3

    A Strategy Model

    • Understanding Strategy

    • A Strategy Model Case Study

    • Learning Strategy From The Deli Case

  • 4

    Strategy Examples

    • Using The Strategy Model

    • Nintendo Strategy

    • Apple Strategy

  • 5

    Designing The Core of a Strategy

    • Designing Wining Choices for a Strategy

  • 6

    The Goals Of A Strategist

    • Understanding The Power of Goals

    • Goals Introduction

    • Genesis of Goals

    • How Goals Take on a Life Of Their Own?

    • Goal Translation Skills

    • Making Goals Powerful

    • Goals Wrap Up

    • Goals - Audio

  • 7

    The Field Of The Strategist

    • Understanding The Field

    • Field Of The Strategist - Audio 1

    • Field Of The Strategist - Audio 2

  • 8

    Searching For Opportunities

    • Opportunity Search

    • Searching Like A Strategist - Audio

  • 9

    Competing Like a Strategist

    • Competition Overview

    • Introduction to Competition

    • Mistakes Managers Make About Competition

    • Competitive Outcomes

    • Identifying Competition

    • Competition Analysis

    • Competition Wrap-up

    • Competition - Audio

  • 10

    Organizational Capabilities

    • Capabilities

    • Introduction To Capabilities

    • What Are Capabilities?

    • Where do Capabilities Reside?

    • An Invisible Force in Capabilities

    • Capabilities Recap

    • Capabilities - Audio

  • 11

    Competitive Advantage

    • Competitive Advantage Overview

    • Competitive Advantage - Audio

  • 12

    Measurements and Strategy

    • Measures

  • 13

    Limits of Strategy

    • Understanding Limits of a Strategy

  • 14

    Data Driven Strategy

    • Do You have a data driven strategy?

    • Five Ways To Build A Data-Driven Strategy

  • 15

    Understanding Emergent Strategies


  • 16

    The Strategy Process

    • Strategy and Meta Strategy Process - Audio

    • Meta Strategy Process

About Your Instructor


Dr. Ankush Chopra

Dr. Ankush Chopra has taught MBA students and business managers over 3000 times across America, Europe, and Asia. He is a highly rated professor of management.He has coached and mentored aspiring and accomplished business leaders in companies from fortune 500 to mid and small-sized companies. He is the author of The Dark Side of Innovation and A Sixty minute Guide to Innovation. Chopra received an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) and a Ph.D. in Management from Duke University. 


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  • Making Strategic Choices

  • Business Analysis

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Industry Profitability

  • Avoiding Decision Traps

  • Environmental Analysis



Bonus Material

Include additional content to your course curriculum to provide further value to your students.

  • Free Audio

    On The Go Learning

    Over 4.5 hours of professionally recorded audio lessons

  • MBA Level

    As Taught in B-School

    The same material that I have taught in Business schools across the world.

  • Q&A Free

    Ask Your Questions

    Bring your questions and get them answered in the discussion forum.

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