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The StratEDgy blog is intended to be a thoughtful hub for discussion about strategy and competition in higher education.

September 5, 2012 - 6:27pm
As I was prepping for teaching the first session of Strategic Management and thinking of words to explain to students how the case discussion process works, it dawned on me just how much a good case discussion is like setting strategy.  In short, both are team sports, involve a lot of information, require fresh perspectives and open dialogue – and are, at times, messy processes.
September 2, 2012 - 11:18pm
It’s the time of year when students must gather their course materials as classes begin. Long gone is the obligatory march through the campus store purchasing textbooks. These days, students can start their search online and their options have multiplied. 
August 26, 2012 - 9:15pm
Strategy can be described as making purposeful choices about what to do and what not to do.  Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy from Harvard Business Review Magazine deftly explains how two seemingly opposite approaches to strategy formulation – creative brainstorming and structured analysis - can work together. 
August 19, 2012 - 8:15pm
What do chocolate chip cookies have to do with higher ed strategy? 
August 12, 2012 - 8:52pm
Every so often we all get the sense that we might be stuck in a rut. Chances are, it’s probably true.  From Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit – why we do what we do in life and business: “… a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that more than 40 percent of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits.”
August 8, 2012 - 10:47pm
Teaching, consulting and blogging about strategy and competition in higher education means that there is an endless supply of reading material, themes to explore, people with strong opinions . . . and innovative ideas.   
August 5, 2012 - 5:48pm
With all the talk about how our attention spans are suffering from our collective technology addiction, perhaps there is at least one positive consequence of thumb-typing and 140-character limits. 
August 1, 2012 - 10:06pm
Ask most alumni relations professionals the secret of success and they will have a common refrain. 
July 29, 2012 - 10:05pm
With online courses and new data systems on the rise, higher ed institutions are generating more data than ever before. While there are aspects of this movement that are truly promising, one reality is that we are making many assumptions about student behavior when interpreting some of this data.
July 25, 2012 - 9:03pm
These past few months have been a bit of a reading frenzy. 



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