Monday 23 November 2020
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The art, science, and mindset of strategy

A pleasure to welcome Dr. Chuck Bamford to today’s show! Chuck is the managing partner with Bamford Associates, and the author of a new book, The Strategy Mindset.

Chuck Bamford, Todd Schnick, intrepidNOWDiscussion guide from today’s conversation:

Once and for all, what is strategy? What is the definition according to Chuck Bamford?

And why do so many not truly understand what strategy really us?

Why aren’t we really looking at strategy as a “mindset”?

Discussion around the science of strategy? How can it be taught?

We discuss how Chuck is not a fan of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats). And why that approach is so poor in formulating strategy?

Most businesses are NOT good at strategy. Why? And how do we address that?

You need a reason to exist as an organization, or, a mission and purpose. Seems obvious, but why do so few businesses start out with a mission?

Get Chuck’s book here:
The Strategy Mindset

About Dr. Chuck Bamford:

Dr. Chuck Bamford is the Managing Partner of Charlotte, NC-based Bamford Associates, LLC – a firm focused on the development of implementable strategic plans and an entrepreneurial orientation to growth.

Dr. Bamford worked in M&A / Business Analysis for twelve years prior to pursuing his Ph.D. A regular speaker at conferences, trade shows, and conventions, he is the author of Strategy & Entrepreneurship textbooks used by businesses and universities throughout the globe.

Chuck has taught courses in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the University of Notre Dame and has taught at Universities in Scotland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. He has been a Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Queens University of Charlotte, University of Richmond, Texas Christian University and Tulane University. He has won 19 teaching excellence awards including 10 Executive MBA Professor of the Year Awards and is a Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence.


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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.

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