July, 2021

Innovative, powerful, proven approaches to business war games, strategy simulation, and strategic thinking

Succeeding Without Competing

Succeeding Without Competing By Mark Chussil Look at your life. What’s the sweetest success you have experienced? Bring up the memory of that event or feat. Savor it. Think of what you did to achieve it; think of how you worked, struggled, and risked; think of how you felt when your goal was finally in […]

The Holy Grail of Competing

The Holy Grail of Competing By Mark Chussil Disruption and blue ocean are the holy grails of competing. With them, you don’t even have to compete. Blue ocean is pacific. It’s gentle, as grails go; it doesn’t bother anyone; it’s just wonderful and new. Disruption is the bad boy of holy grails. It sees the […]

Celebrity and Strategy

Celebrity and Strategy By Mark Chussil Here’s a true story. A friend of mine won the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) champion­ship some years ago. He laments that his skill is in bowling and not in golf. His prize was nice but the Professional Golf Association (PGA) championship paid seven times as much in that year. […]

One-Trial Learning: Or, Counting on Luck

One-Trial Learning: Or, Counting on Luck By Mark Chussil I love data. I spent 15 years working with the PIMS (Profit Impact of Market Strategy) database alongside academic luminaries. (I was in the room but I was not in their league.) Many years later, I think it’s fun to run and analyze a billion simulations […]