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Instead, these companies created unique positions for themselves that allowed them to play entirely different games. Of course, no position can be totally different from all others, but the idea is to create as much differentiation as possible. There is no question that success stems from the exploitation of a unique strategic position. Unfortunately, no position can remain unique or attractive forever. The firm lucky enough to be in one will be imitated by aggressive competitors, and, perhaps more important, supplanted by even more aggressive competitors, those which develop new strategic positions in the market.
If I had announced my intentions ahead of time, I never would have made president. . I had the authority, but if you haven't sold the people in your organization, you'll fall flat on your face. " 6 The move into discounting rejuvenated the company. By 1976, Kmart was doing almost twice the sales volume of Woolworth and was second only to Sears among general merchandise retailers. Schwab: In 1995, the low-cost brokerage firm Schwab had no Internet business to speak of. 7 Started as a separate internal venture, Schwab's electronic unit was quickly integrated into the rest of the organization so that customers could purchase the same product at the same price, no matter what distribution method they used (phone, branch office, or Internet).
By studying these successful innovators, I believe we can develop a deeper understanding of what accounts for the making of innovative strategies. I've observed that there are certain simple but fundamental principles underlying every successful strategy. When one goes beyond the surface differences in such strategies and probes deeper into their roots, one cannot fail but notice that all successful strategies share the same underlying principles. Thus, the principles of Microsoft's successful strategy are essentially the same as those which propelled Sears to industry leadership one hundred years ago.
All the Right Moves: A Guide to Crafting Breakthrough Strategy by Constantinos Markides