Competitive strategy

How can we develop a winning competitive strategy?

II.2.a Attacking and defending

Using asymettries


Concentration of force

Disruptive innovation

Market Entry

Bowling pins

“Chicken and Egg” strategy problems

Network effect

Barriers to adoption


Lines in the sand

Stop them at the beach

“Good” vs “Bad” competitors

II.2.b Game theory

Prisoners dilemma

“Tit-for-Tat plus forgiveness”



Competitive reputation

Decision trees

II.2.c Time-based competition


First mover advantage

Speed to market

II.2.d Blue Ocean strategies

Strategic innovation

Disruptive vs sustaining innovation (new game)

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