You do your best work when you can sit down quietly and focus on the task at hand.
It’s the same with IP strategy of course. You need to focus your attention, highly tune it to the situation before you. Identify what you’re trying to achieve, work out what you need to do to get there, then focus and prioritise these things according to the magnitude of their effect on achieving the objective.
Perhaps you need to start collaborating with that erstwhile competitor so that you can leverage each other’s technology. Sounds crazy? Maybe there’s an even bigger threat of an alternative to your current solution that you should work on together?
Focusing on the situation, at length, prioritising and actioning is going to move your forward. To really increase your effectiveness, you should of course attack the top 3 or 4 in parallel.
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