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Drawing on Kaihan"s research into the underlying strategic patterns of successful organizations, this tool will help you see new options for outthinking the competition. It will seed your thinking with ten strategic patterns, chosen specifically to match you strategic situation. Work through these patterns and you will see new possibilities for achieving your goals.
A tool for use with the book Outthink the Competition
by Kaihan Krippendorff
Directions
Answer 4 questions to define your current strategic situation.
Press the "Calculate Most Relevant Stratagems" button.
Brainstorm options using each of the top 10 stratagems calculated for you.
Question1
Who is your primary "adversary," your customer, a competitor, an individual, or none of these?
  Competitor
  Customer
  Individual
  Not Relevant
Question2
Are you large or small relative to other players?
  Large
  Small
  Neither / not relevant
Question3
Are you looking for a long-term or short-term solution?
  Short term
  Long term
  Neither / not relevant
Question4
Are you on the offensive or defensive?
  Grow / attack
  Defend
  Neither / not relevant
Result