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David has been writing and publishing since 2006.  

This post was written and published prior to September 2023 when David and his prior firm, Family Capital Strategy, merged with Greycourt.  Views expressed reflected David’s personal views at the time and do not necessarily reflect the views of Greycourt.  Posts and information may be out of date and should not be relied upon for investment advice.

Why is Corporate Strategy So Often a Waste of Time?

Jan 5, 2021 | Family Wealth

Photo by GR Stocks on Unsplash

Recently, I was asked to guest post over at Ceoworld Magazine – post here. The focus of the piece was on why corporate strategy efforts are often a waste of time and why family owned companies often have indigestion about even discussing ‘strategy,’ as so-often strategy means no longer entrepreneurial /nimble.

I believe there are 3 key dimensions that real strategic work entails – and for family owned companies, it is what they have been doing all along.

You can read the article here


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