Matrix

What do you offer – a want or a need, high or low price

(Excerpt from Price, wants, needs and perils of urgent by Seth Godin) There are four quadrants, and the thing you offer can fit into one of them. Low-priced wants – Because it’s cheap, it might appeal to the...

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Cipolla Matrix

Helpless people: contribute to society but are taken advantage of by it (and especially by the “bandit” sector of it); note, however, that extreme altruists and pacifists may willingly and consciously...

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Lewicki and Hiam’s Negotiation Matrix

(Excerpt from Mastering Business Negotiation by Roy Lewicki and Alexander Hiam) Avoiding (lose-lose). In this strategy, shown in the lower left of the diagram, the priorities for both the relationship and the outcome...

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BCG Growth Share Matrix

(Excerpt from The Star Principle by Richard Koch) There is a branch of business theory called strategy , which was invented by a new consulting firm, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in the 1960s. BCG’s most famous...

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The Four Quadrants of Conformism

(Excerpt from The Four Quadrants of Conformism by Paul Graham and Diagram by Joscha Bach) The kids in the upper left quadrant, the aggressively conventional-minded ones, are the tattletales. They believe not only that...

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Definite – Indefinite – Optimistic – Pessimistic

(Excerpt from Zero to One by Peter Thiel) To a definite optimist, the future will be better than the present if he plans and works to make it better. A definite pessimist believes the future can be known, but since it...

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The Demand Matrix

(Excerpt from Your Move by Ramit Sethi) In the upper right-hand corner of the chart, you’ve got the Golden Goose. Ideas that fall under this section make GREAT businesses. That’s because these ideas have the...

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