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Module: Strategic reasoning

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The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

- George Orwell

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Strategic thinking is a wide-raning subject. Here are a few important topics to think about. Naturally these topics overlap with each other.

  1. General problem-solving skills - How do we go about analyzing a complex problem and break it into manageble parts? What is a good decision? How to improve our decision-making process? How do we become more creative and effective in solving problems?
  2. Self-development - What kind of attitude or personality will help us come up with better strategies? What kind of thinking system or working habits would be useful?
  3. Organizational strategies - How should organizations and businesses develop new stratgies? How should these strategies be developed and implmented? How do we make them more productive and more responsive to challenges and new opportunities?
  4. Tactical thinking - How should we deal with challenges and competitions? What are the ways to maximize our impact? How do we protect ourselves and find new allies, and resist our enemies when facing confrontations?

It is very important to think about whether we have good skills in these four areas. In this module we will discuss some of these issues. There is a separate module on creativity.

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