Strategy: A Working Definition
A Dense Garden
In discussing strategy, its history and various schools of thought, it’s good to glance at two texts: the magnum opus of Sir Lawrence Freedman – “Strategy: A History”, and Henry Mintzberg’s “10 Schools of Strategic Thought”. And by ‘glance’, I mean look at the tables of content. These two works alone make the case for strategy being a dense field; they demonstrate the depth of historical thinking on the topic, and the divergence of contemporary theory attached to this one little word.