Meanwhile in strategy news…
There are many ways to reach a goal and there will be many obstacles in the way of reaching our goals. Think about the difference between running the ball down the field vs. kicking a field goal bypassing everyone (obstacles).
A good strategy often involves the path of least resistance (avoiding variables and obstacles) altogether. The question from the beginning, once the objective is established becomes, What is the easiest way of reaching this goal? Next, implement strategic technique-based goals.
That is the question I ask before I step foot on every job.