Becoming A Strategist- Advanced


Looking At Your Business From a General's Point of View

The General's View

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




  • Introduction FREE PREVIEW
  • Understanding Strategic Orientation FREE PREVIEW
  • Becoming More Strategic FREE PREVIEW
  • The Essence of a strategist FREE PREVIEW
  • Audio Course Introduction FREE PREVIEW

What is Strategy?


  • Understanding The Strategist FREE PREVIEW
  • A Strategist in Action
  • Understanding Strategy Skills
  • The Essence of A Strategist - Audio
  • Strategy Without Choice Making

A Strategy Model


  • Understanding Strategy
  • A Strategy Model Case Study
  • Learning Strategy From The Deli Case

Strategy Examples


  • Using The Strategy Model
  • Nintendo Strategy
  • Apple Strategy

Designing The Core of a Strategy


  • Designing Wining Choices for a Strategy

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 FREE PREVIEW
  • Goals Wrap Up
  • Goals - Audio

The Field Of The Strategist

  • Understanding The Field
  • Field Of The Strategist - Audio 1
  • Field Of The Strategist - Audio 2

Searching For Opportunities

  • Opportunity Search
  • Searching Like A Strategist - Audio

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

Organizational Capabilities


  • Capabilities
  • Introduction To Capabilities
  • What Are Capabilities?
  • Where do Capabilities Reside?
  • An Invisible Force in Capabilities
  • Capabilities Recap
  • Capabilities - Audio

Competitive Advantage

  • Competitive Advantage Overview
  • Competitive Advantage - Audio

Measurements and Strategy


  • Measures

Limits of Strategy


  • Understanding Limits of a Strategy

Data Driven Strategy

  • Do You have a data driven strategy?
  • Five Ways To Build A Data-Driven Strategy

Understanding Emergent Strategies


The Strategy Process

  • Strategy and Meta Strategy Process - Audio
  • Meta Strategy Process

About Your Instructor

Dr. Ankush Chopra

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


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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.

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