How do you get respect for a Strategist without any real world experience? You don’t!

People usually say that Strategists can only think of crazy ideas because they are not the actual “doers” of the work. If they were “doers” then they would not  be coming up with such crazy ideas.

I pride myself because I come a technical background myself. Even though I am a strategist myself and I don’t condone strategists that do not have real world experience  and coming up with ideas. Actually I have really little respect for such people, because they are mostly people that do not like to upset the apple cart. Since Strategy can be so nebulous, it can be made to appease anyone’s thinking especially if people end up designing a strategy based on the HiPPO rule.
          I prefer working with people that have been through the trenches and can empathies with situation of others. Strategist who have history of being the “doers” and getting s*it done are usually the ones that come out on top, everyone else just rides their coat tails.
What you think ?
You can contact me @ kkanakas on twitter with your comments
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