Strategy vs. Tactics

Strategy vs. Tactics Avatar Posted by tathan under Strategy
From http://takisathanassiou.com 492 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on August 25, 2013 4:34 am
Strategy and Tactics are common denominators in business, society, relationships, etc, signify the importance of these concepts in our everyday, short- and long-term activities.. But. most of the times, these concepts are confused with the result most people to use them with very limited results. Sun Tzu, argues, that:

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Strategy is a resource and a tool, that, we, all, unanimously agreed, that should be used, more today, by people and organizations, for bringing better results. But it is not. And it is often confused with the tactics employed for achieving a certain situation. It seems that there is a tag war between strategy vs. tactics, leaving, always, short the strategy side of the equation.


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Written by lyceum
481 days ago

Takis: Could you guide me around Athens and walk with me on the footsteps of Aristotle? I will give my pro-business solution to the Greek economy when I visit Greece... ;)



Written by tathan
479 days ago

Dear Luceum, definitively, is something that can be arranged! Thank you for the comments.



Written by lyceum
482 days ago

Takis: Thanks for your reply. Where are you located? I have a solution for the Greece economy... I look forward to visit the place of Aristotle's Lyceum, one day.



Written by tathan
481 days ago

Hi, Lyceum. I'm in Athens, and every solution is welcome. I believe you would like Athens and the walk on the footsteps of Aristotle. Thank you for the comment.



Written by lyceum
482 days ago

Takis: Thanks for your feedback. I look forward to read your next post on fundamental business ideas. How is the business situation in Greece at the moment?



Written by tathan
482 days ago

Not very good at the moment, I'm afraid, Lyceum. But promising I believe. Thank you for asking.



Written by AngelBiz
483 days ago

Takis - Excellent explanation. The way I always explain to my clients is this - strategy will tell you where you want to go. Tactics will show how.



Written by tathan
482 days ago

I totally agree AngelBiz. It is important to try to clarify your clients the differences between strategy and tactics, but I think that (especially in business) is very important to try an explanation, in order to establish a common ground of reference. I like very much your description. Thank you for sharing.



Written by logistico
483 days ago

It's good to know their differences because many bloggers don't know the difference between strategy and tactics and sometimes they interchangeably use it. Articles like this keeps us readers more knowledgeable. thanks!



Written by tathan
482 days ago

Thank you very much Logistico for your kind comments. I believe that it is an important distinction.



Written by lyceum
484 days ago

Takis: Thanks for clearing up the differences between strategy and tactics. Before you start out mapping out your long-term strategy and tactical steps, you have to ask yourself why you are in business.



Written by tathan
482 days ago

I totally agree with your approach Lyceum. I believe it is something everyone should clarify. thank you for sharing.



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