I used to pride myself on tactics.
A tactic to do something quicker, deliver something faster, and make something better. For right now.
Tactics to help navigate the day-to-day. Lots and lots of tick boxes.
I’ve learnt now that anyone can play the tactics game. It gives instant gratification.
Trying to understand and build a strategy is hard. Trying to look 5 to 10 years ahead to make bold predictions and assumptions requires a deep understanding of your market, and its position in the world.
Trying to then reverse engineer present decisions based on a future outlook, makes for tough thinking.
I’m trying to get a little better at playing this game each day. Because there’s no use trying to be a gladiator of tactics if you don’t have an arena to fight inside in 5 years time.