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    The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: improvement  facts 
     
    Ultimately, health care fails the most basic test. It's not organized around the needs of the patient.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: health  care  fail 
     
    Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can't be constantly reinvented.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy 
     
    The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity.
    — Michael Porter
    The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change.
    — Michael Porter
    A target should go with every goal. A target is the value that defines success.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: value  goal  success 
     
    If your goal is anything but profitability - if it's to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader - you'll hit problems.
    — Michael Porter
    Health care historically has been a very siloed field that's organized around medical specialties - urology, cardiac surgery, and so forth - and around the supply of these specialty services. The patient is the ping-pong ball that moves from service to service.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: health  service  care 
     
    The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy 
     
    The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy  company 
     
    Strategy is choice. Strategy means saying no to certain kinds of things.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: choice  strategy  saying 
     
    Competitiveness is defined as the ability of companies to compete while maintaining or improving the average standard of living. If you are cutting wages to become more competitive, that's not really more competitive. It's raising the skill and the efficiency of those workers so that they can support and sustain that higher wage.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: living  company  standard 
     
    There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness.
    — Michael Porter
    Sound strategy starts with having the right goal
    — Michael Porter
    tags: right  strategy  goal 
     
    Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
    — Michael Porter
    If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: successful 
     
    The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy 
     
    If a strategy meets a goal: It's working. If a strategy meets a target: It's a success.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy  success 
     
    A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy  company 
     
    The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: growth  value  innovation 
     
    Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking.
    — Michael Porter
    Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: choice  strategy 
     
    Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: value  strategy 
     
    Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition. It's not a matter of being better at what you do - it's a matter of being different at what you do.
    — Michael Porter
    The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy 
     
    Efforts to preserve all industries will lower the national standard of living.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: living  standard 
     
    Apple does all of its research and development in America. It has all these brilliant people sitting in Silicon Valley. But until recently, Apple made nothing in America. Zero. And the jobs that were accessible to a good, well-trained worker that knew how to do welding or assembly, none of those jobs had stayed in America. We don't have the workforce.
    — Michael Porter
    I teach in the medical school, the School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Business School. And it's the best perch... because most of my work crosses boundaries.
    — Michael Porter
    In the vast majority of businesses, there is simply no such thing as "the best."
    — Michael Porter
    tags: business  majority 
     
    The U.S. is facing a structural competitiveness problem that is leading to the weakest economy we have seen in generations.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: problem 
     
    Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: thinking  business  money 
     
    Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: community  urban  company 
     
    Technology has given us this wonderful opportunity to have low energy costs. We have to seize that, rather than keep debating and discussing and fighting over it.
    — Michael Porter
    Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: strategy 
     
    Good leaders need a positive agenda, not just an agenda of dealing with crisis.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: leader  positive 
     
    Risk is a function of how poorly a strategy will perform if the 'wrong' scenario occurs.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: wrong  risk  strategy 
     
    The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader - the CEO.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: leader 
     
    Change brings opportunities. On the other hand, change can be confusing.
    — Michael Porter
    Strategic thinking rarely occurs spontaneously
    — Michael Porter
    tags: thinking 
     
    You can't be all things to all people.
    — Michael Porter
    tags: people 
     
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