Culture does not eat strategy for breakfast
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.It's pithy, but I don't like the jungle imagery. I like to think about business savagery in terms of war and ballistics.
In the #BusinessBallistics scheme of things:
- Culture is Weight
- Strategy is Direction
- Tactics is Speed
Strategy without Tactics is the same as Direction without Speed. You may be pointed in the right direction, but you'll never reach your goal.
Tactics without Strategy is the same as Speed without Direction. You're as likely to shoot yourself in the foot as hit your target.
Tactics and Strategy without Culture is the same as Direction and Speed without Weight. You may hit your target, but with no impact.
Drucker's aphorism implies that Culture is more important than Strategy. #BusinessBallistics suggests a good response would be:
Strategy is the breakfast of champions.
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