10 quotes by Michael Porter

“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.”
“The best CEO’s I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.”
“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”
“The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.”
“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.”
“Strategy must have continuity. It can’t be constantly reinvented.”
“Strategy is about choices: You can’t be all things to all people.”
“The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish.”
“Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.”
“Good leaders need a positive agenda, not just an agenda of dealing with crisis.”

About Michael Porter
Michael Porter is an economist, researcher, author, adviser, speaker and teacher. Throughout his career at Harvard Business School, he has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy, economic development, the environment, and healthcare.

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