Pattern Languages and Business Strategy #

Co-opetition

I’ve been working through the books I added to my collection after the strategy course, especially Co-opetition

and (just started) Thinking Strategically.

Thinking Strategically: Competitive Edge in Business, Politics and Everyday Life

When I was on the course, especially as we started to touch on the idea that certain strategies arise inherently from the structure of any situation (especially the [bliki]Value Net[/bliki]) it occurred to me that design patterns may be the natural way to express the thinking in a condensed form.

Unfortunately (in one sense) this was also a new idea to the people on the course, and as I didn’t have time to refresh my rather surface knowledge of pattern languages whilst I was on the course, I wasn’t really in a position to develop the thinking.

In the spirit of release early, release often, I’ve made a small start with this, indexed at Strategy Patterns, and will continue to build it as I work through the books and a review of my course notes.

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Julian Elve
Proactive application of technology to business

My interests include technology, personal knowledge management, social change

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