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I have no hard evidence that a sequential strategy shift is anywhere near universal, but I can tell you that I have helped several mature organizations move from a product-driven strategy to a market-driven strategy to find more growth. I also noticed, recently, that there were several good examples of this in the news, so I thought we might explore it. By “explore it” I mean that you should attempt to read the following few paragraphs and stay awake. We are talking about strategy here, not Miley Cyrus twerking nor American Idol, but I’ll do my best to keep you interested. By Todd Ordal

 
The risks and benefits of board bias
Board leadership, such as board or committee chair, needs to identify whether unconscious bias has crept into their own thought processes and the board’s deliberations. Everyone has blind spots and can unwittingly favor certain types of people. Giving preference is a fact of life. With this in mind, I sat down with Dave Chapman, chairman and CEO of The NorthPoint, to explore decision-making and personal bias. By Tracy Houston
 

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Ben Pate started Zen Planner in 2006 after realizing how much of a pain point scheduling was for the martial-arts studio where he was a student. Due to a lack of effective booking software on the market, he developed his own in Zen Planner. By Eric Peterson
 

 
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