Now, Technobody—maker of wearable technologies—was under attack.
Its’ strategic plan was slowly being killed by the top 20 strategy challenges every company faces: bad meetings, fire drills, silos, and too many priorities, to name just a few.
Each of these strategy challenges are represented in the members of the Anti-Strategy Squad, a gang whose mission is to cause mass strategycide and global bankruption.
Led by their fearless managers and three superheroes—StrategyMan, Innovatara and Purposeidon—they will summon all of their strategic thinking powers to wage one final war against bad strategy and save their plan…
New research shows the No. 1 most important leadership capability for executives is strategic thinking.
Yet, only 3 out of every 10 people are strategic. With the leading cause of business failure being bad strategy, it’s critical that you and your team are equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to think strategically.
In the StrategyMan vs. the Anti-Strategy Squad book, you’ll learn how to:
- Develop a common language for strategy
- Create a shared understanding of strategy
- Design a practical toolkit for strategy
- Thinkstrategically on a daily basis
- Infuse innovation into your strategies
- Facilitate strategy conversations
- Lead strategic meetings
- Set clear strategic direction
- Grow your business profitably
- Create competitive advantage
“Rich Horwath is one of the premier strategic thinkers in the business world and this book is another example of his brilliance! StrategyMan makes learning fun, digestible, and applicable to real world scenarios. The comic book style of StrategyMan is entertaining and focuses on all of the key components of strategy including setting clear direction, thinking strategically, time management, competitive advantage, and innovative thinking. This book is a reminder that while leaders talk about the importance of strategy, very few understand exactly what strategy is and how to apply it. This is an engaging and dynamic read that will help you and your team to strengthen your strategic mindset and achieve results!”
“A laugh out loud book on a serious business subject is essentially unheard of today. If you want to learn about strategy and how to make yours effective StrategyMan teaches us the framework to do so in a most creative and fun way. This is the most amazing business book I’ve read in many years. And I’m still grinning from ear to ear.”
“Rich has done the impossible–he has created an engaging, insightful and thoroughly entertaining book on strategy that will improve strategic thinking in any organization from the C-Suite to your frontline workers. Strategyman saves the day—this is the most creative business book I've ever read.”
“Rich Horwath presents actionable tactics in an engaging and creative way that vividly illuminates strategic thinking and strategic management processes. With this book, he has saved strategic thinking and management from being its typically dry and uninspired character and re-imagined it for all to thoroughly enjoy, learn from, and put to good use.”
“StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad is another great resource to help our customer-facing teams strengthen their strategic mindset. Rich has been a valued partner and has been instrumental in building the strategic thinking capabilities within all of our teams.”
“In this new book Rich has found a way to take the abstract concept of strategy and address the fact that while we use the term frequently, many, if not most, don’t understand what exactly a strategy is. The comic book format is a fun way to convey real business knowledge.”
Listen to what happens when a strategy text book and superhero comic book collide in an entertaining and educational tour de force starring more than 20 professional voice actors, epic music and Emmy-award winning sound.
Chapter 6: The Meeting Menace
Chapter 8: Dr. Yes
Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes