Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
Cardinal Rules--Planning: The Cardinal Rules are a set of strategic principles that when followed in planning and execution significantly raise the probability of a successful outcome. Some are especially important to follow in the planning phase and others in the execution phase, although they all have universal applicability. Those that are especially useful for planning include: Think Like an Architect, Plan in the Open, Focus on the Future, Go to Rome, and Don’t Underestimate What It Takes to Win.