Some great takeaways from Nick Tasler’s new book at HuffPo.

At the heart of strategic thinking is the ability to focus on one strategy while consciously quitting the pursuit of others.” This isn’t just about stopping multi-tasking in real time, but, over time, to focus on a core strategy and to then force yourself and those you lead to let go of anything that does not add value to that strategy. Tasler cites Steve Jobs as an extreme example, referencing Walter Issacson’s book about Jobs where, in a 90-minute meeting soon after returning to lead Apple, Jobs quickly cut many products, with the focused goal to “make four great products.

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