Michael Porter Quotes

22 Michael Porter quotes:

"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."
"Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money."
"A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique."
"Change brings opportunities. On the other hand, change can be confusing."
"Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can't be constantly reinvented."
"If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful."
"If your goal is anything but profitability - if it's to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader - you'll hit problems."
"Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity."
"So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving."
"Sound strategy starts with having the right goal."
"Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people."
"The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity."
"The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy."
"The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader - the CEO."
"The company without a strategy is willing to try anything."
"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."
"There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness."
"Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect."
"The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish."
"The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing."

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