Andrew Bellay (straty.com) is creating and deconstructing strategy.
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Good strategy is like a loaded gun.


Guns are inherently dangerous: They can take a life or save a life. They can cause a fight or prevent one. They can incite a war or encourage peace. Like a loaded gun, good strategy is both powerful and dangerous. And in the right hands at the right time, strategy makes any number of outcomes possible, no matter how unlikely.

Those who live life strategically succeed. They choose the right careers, they make the right financial decisions, they marry the right spouse, and they beat their competition. Strategic thinkers breed confidence, action, and results. They evoke those qualities in the people around them.

Strategy is more than the right point-solution for a specific problem, it’s a process. Sound strategy should drive our decisions - how we spend our finite resources, time & energy. Strategy is something we should always have in our back pockets, even if it can sometimes feel like a loaded gun.

Having written about strategy for the past few years, my pieces have been bannedstolen, in one case, used for an enormous acquisition deal and read by hundreds of thousands of smart people all around the world.


Announcing Straty.com


Straty is the home base for all things strategy - theory, concepts, terms, examples, resources, tools, and - with your help - maybe even a podcast or online community. You're currently on Straty's Patreon page and when you back Straty, you support the creation of high-quality strategy content that you can put to use in your industry, business, start-up, and professional life.

Read all the way to the bottom to find out how to become a Founding Member.


What Is Patreon? How Does This work?


Patreon is a crowd-funding platform for creators. They will process $150 million in payments by the end of 2017 and are a reputable company. They're like Kickstarter but for subscriptions and communities. Patreon gives creators the option to ask their partons to support them on either a monthly or "per creation" basis, where a creation is a post, video, book chapter, drawing.. etc.

I've setup up Patreon to bill patrons only when I publish a paid post. Most posts will be free to everyone - even non-patrons - but I plan to publish 2-4 paid posts each month. I've decided on the "per post" option for two reasons:
  1. I want to feel pressure every time I hit the submit button for a paid post. I want to be creating content that's worth your money.
  2. I don't want to be on an artificial (monthly) schedule. Some content takes a lot of time, energy, and focus to write and I want to be able to take that time without feeling guilty that I didn't hit some arbitrary monthly quota of posts. For example, this 5 article series on diamonds took me about 10 weeks to research, write, rewrite, edit, and publish and I still have a lot more to say on the topic.
I plan to post at least twice per week but only some of my posts will be paid posts. And fear not, even if I have an unusually prolific month, you can (and should) cap your total monthly pledge in your pledge settings to whatever amount is right for you.


What Are Founding Members? (♛)


Founding Members are Straty's initial group of supporters. If you become a Founding Member, you're buying into me and my vision. Founding Members will always get the top tier rewards and perks without ever having to increase their pledges. This perk (denoted by the ♛) is only available to Founding Members and this tier will only be available to join for a limited time.
Tiers
$1 = SUPPORTER
$1 or more per post
This tier includes:

 ✓ Access to the Straty Patron-only feed (below).

 ✓ Access to all content on Straty.com and Straty emails.

$4 = FOUNDING MEMBER
$4 or more per post
This tier includes:

 ✓ Access to the Straty Patron-only feed (below).

 ✓ Access to all content on Straty.com and Straty emails.

 ✓ Your name on the Straty Patron Thank You page.

 ✓ Free access to ALL future Patreon rewards (higher tiers are already in the works). This perk is denoted as ♛.



** This tier will not last forever!


Goals
14 of 25 patrons

A peek inside...

Once we hit the 25 patron milestone, I'll start sharing insider content with Founding Members (♛).
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Good strategy is like a loaded gun.


Guns are inherently dangerous: They can take a life or save a life. They can cause a fight or prevent one. They can incite a war or encourage peace. Like a loaded gun, good strategy is both powerful and dangerous. And in the right hands at the right time, strategy makes any number of outcomes possible, no matter how unlikely.

Those who live life strategically succeed. They choose the right careers, they make the right financial decisions, they marry the right spouse, and they beat their competition. Strategic thinkers breed confidence, action, and results. They evoke those qualities in the people around them.

Strategy is more than the right point-solution for a specific problem, it’s a process. Sound strategy should drive our decisions - how we spend our finite resources, time & energy. Strategy is something we should always have in our back pockets, even if it can sometimes feel like a loaded gun.

Having written about strategy for the past few years, my pieces have been bannedstolen, in one case, used for an enormous acquisition deal and read by hundreds of thousands of smart people all around the world.


Announcing Straty.com


Straty is the home base for all things strategy - theory, concepts, terms, examples, resources, tools, and - with your help - maybe even a podcast or online community. You're currently on Straty's Patreon page and when you back Straty, you support the creation of high-quality strategy content that you can put to use in your industry, business, start-up, and professional life.

Read all the way to the bottom to find out how to become a Founding Member.


What Is Patreon? How Does This work?


Patreon is a crowd-funding platform for creators. They will process $150 million in payments by the end of 2017 and are a reputable company. They're like Kickstarter but for subscriptions and communities. Patreon gives creators the option to ask their partons to support them on either a monthly or "per creation" basis, where a creation is a post, video, book chapter, drawing.. etc.

I've setup up Patreon to bill patrons only when I publish a paid post. Most posts will be free to everyone - even non-patrons - but I plan to publish 2-4 paid posts each month. I've decided on the "per post" option for two reasons:
  1. I want to feel pressure every time I hit the submit button for a paid post. I want to be creating content that's worth your money.
  2. I don't want to be on an artificial (monthly) schedule. Some content takes a lot of time, energy, and focus to write and I want to be able to take that time without feeling guilty that I didn't hit some arbitrary monthly quota of posts. For example, this 5 article series on diamonds took me about 10 weeks to research, write, rewrite, edit, and publish and I still have a lot more to say on the topic.
I plan to post at least twice per week but only some of my posts will be paid posts. And fear not, even if I have an unusually prolific month, you can (and should) cap your total monthly pledge in your pledge settings to whatever amount is right for you.


What Are Founding Members? (♛)


Founding Members are Straty's initial group of supporters. If you become a Founding Member, you're buying into me and my vision. Founding Members will always get the top tier rewards and perks without ever having to increase their pledges. This perk (denoted by the ♛) is only available to Founding Members and this tier will only be available to join for a limited time.

Recent posts by Andrew Bellay (straty.com)

Tiers
$1 = SUPPORTER
$1 or more per post
This tier includes:

 ✓ Access to the Straty Patron-only feed (below).

 ✓ Access to all content on Straty.com and Straty emails.

$4 = FOUNDING MEMBER
$4 or more per post
This tier includes:

 ✓ Access to the Straty Patron-only feed (below).

 ✓ Access to all content on Straty.com and Straty emails.

 ✓ Your name on the Straty Patron Thank You page.

 ✓ Free access to ALL future Patreon rewards (higher tiers are already in the works). This perk is denoted as ♛.



** This tier will not last forever!