Supply/demand everywhere

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Working  with public officials in Tyumen region of Russia highlighted the still-wider generic nature of the systems that strategy and policy try to design and operate well. Every commercial business serves customers with products or services and do so using capacity of various kinds operated by staff. Customers drive demand (sales and revenue), there may be a cost-of-goods, and capacity + staff drive the supply the business can deliver at some cost.

The surprise in venturing out of the corporate world into other sectors is how universal these relationships are. ...

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Strategy Dynamics in non-business cases

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Recent work for DFID on foreign Aid shows SD works for growth of Trade.  Export traffic is driven by traders and enabled by border crossings and staff. Around this simple core are other Enablers like good roads, and Disablers – banned products, corruption, documentation.  Plan is to build these principles into projects and programs of projects aimed at growing export trade from developing countries.

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