It has been a week of arguing which sequence is right. Is it
Product > Strategy > Business Model
Strategy > Business Model > Product
For most people in the valley – running startups, working for them or mentoring them to become insanely successful – the sequence is clear. There is no argument. Anyone who says otherwise simply doesn’t get it.
Wouldn’t it help if we all understand and speak the same thing when we say Strategy, Product or Business Model?
Here is a very simple definition for these terms. Not made up, not changed to fit present day mania. These are well established definitions for running any business. And those disrupting status quo to create frictionless something or the other are not exempt from these definitions.
Strategy – Here is a simpler and relatable definition – Strategy is about making choices under constraints (and most times under…
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