A winning strategy is more about synthesis than analysis: it requires developing a new mental model or theory. Deductive analysis cannot produce the level of insight necessary to create a defensible moat. Strategy requires synthesizing an understanding of the “meta game” and adapting more quickly than the competition—not quickly following the last successful strategy.
- Abductive reasoning infers explanation from observation
- Base strategy on leading, not lagging, indicators
- OODA Loop
Chin, Cedric. “Much Ado About The OODA Loop.” Commonplace - The Commoncog Blog (blog), May 19, 2020. https://commoncog.com/blog/much-ado-about-the-ooda-loop/.