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November 2008 Blog Posts (3)

SF embraced by the Management Team

In the past two months we prepared our stratey and budgets for 2009. Since we are listed on the AEX, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange we have to work with a stringent format and a lot of rules apply! Making strategic choices in this roller coster economy was easier then you think. Do not attempt to "predict" the market, work with you strenghts and align your organization for stormy weather. Take a firm grip on the stearing wheel!

This year I decided to make a solution focused businessplan. It… Continue

Added by Martin van Gogh on November 25, 2008 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

The 36th Chinese Stretegem: "If everything else fails, retreat"

This is the most famous one of the 36th strategy, immortalized in the form of a Chinese idiom: "Of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, fleeing is best." (三十六計,走為上策 - sānshí liù jì, zǒu wèi shàng cè)

This seems to me similar to the SF-principle: "If it don't work - try something different"

What's about the other 35 strategems? How do they fit to SF?

Well, looking in… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on November 15, 2008 at 11:00 — 14 Comments

Inbetween again, and Dorothy Rowe

I have been working on a revised version of the Inbetween paper (thanks to all who commented) and attach the latest working version here

Inbetween 080826 FP.doc. Harry and I submitted it to Family Process who have made many helpful comments (and some others too) - we are just addressing these now. In this week's New Scientist magazine I came across a great comment piece by the Australian… Continue

Added by Mark McKergow on November 1, 2008 at 16:00 — 7 Comments

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Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


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