Strategic hardball is about playing rough and tough with competitors; strategic curveball is about outfoxing them. It involves getting rivals to do something dumb that they otherwise wouldn't (that is, swing at a pitch that appears to be in the strike zone but isn't) or not do something smart that they otherwise would (that is, fail to swing at a pitch that's in the strike zone but appears not to be). In this article, George Stalk, Jr. describes four types of curveballs you can throw your competitors.
How a focus on building resilience – instead of short term goals – can have your company outperforming its peers.
This month's issue includes three complete articles. From "Forethought", Cass Sunstein explores what happens "When Crowds Aren't Wise". Then, Alfred Rappaport outlines "10 Ways to Create Shareholder Value" and George Stalk offers some advice on fooling your competitors "Curveball". Plus, you'll hear OnPoint summaries of three more articles: "Rethinking Political Correctness"; "With Friends Like These: The Art of Managing Complementors"; and "How to Keep A Players Productive".