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June 3, 2015 | by Dianna Smoljan

Complaining Isn’t a Strategy

Why decisions based on data are a better alternative in the face of change and difficulty

Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman & CEO of Amazon.com, once said, “Always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you…you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”

It’s easy to want to complain about the current state of the economy, but we should first turn to strategy as our recourse. Information about the future state of the economy can and should inform decisions and strategy around hiring, research and development, marketing, and strategic planning decisions. Do you have what you need to create and revise your strategic plans for 2016 and beyond? And how do you make sure that you have the most current information?

“The economy changes so quickly now. You must be kept up to current issues,” says Tom Sharpe, president of Bergsen Metals. He and others in the industry rely on MSCI’s Forecast Conference for up-to-the-moment details on broad global economic issues all the way down to specific end market forecasts.  See what Tom and others have to say in this video.

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