The strategist looks up and looks ahead. The strategist is not distracted by noise. The strategist wonders about the causes of things. The strategist painstakingly assembles the pieces to see the whole puzzle. This book is about making you that strategist.
STRATEGY. We know we need to know it and use it. Yet this crucial life-skill is often taught in complex and impractical ways.
Sunny Bindra, with decades of international experience as a strategy advisor and straight-shooting writer and speaker, delivers simple and practical lessons to help you apply strategic thinking to your work and life.
There are deep insights here, written with a light touch, to help you understand and use strategy. And once you put the book down, you won’t wait to get started with strategy in your life.
Sunny Bindra works as a "sense-maker"- he helps leaders and organizations understand their worlds and succeed in them. He is a business advisor, speaker, write and educator. He has designed and led business-school programs in strategy and board governance, and is the founder of Fast Forward, Eastern Africa's premier leadership programme. Sunny conducts the 4 By4 short virtual courses for leaders of the future. Up & Ahead is his fourth book.
"This book makes strategy applicable to everyone’s life. Sunny’s life’s work flows into these chapters and his lively style brings new spark to an old subject.” DANIEL M CABLE, Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School and author of ALIVE AT WORK and EXCEPTIONAL
"I have had the privilege of working with Sunny and benefiting from his immense knowledge and wisdom in executive leadership. His book is a good guide on how to make strategies that matter. He also demonstrates the importance of going beyond drawing up a good strategy to making it real for execution, both at a business and personal level." PETER NDEGWA, CEO, Safaricom PLC
"This book reflects the authentic Sunny, the unusual strategist. He has the ability to help us discern issues in complex environments, and get us to simple yet effective answers. He also has the special gift of communication—many of his buzzwords and catchphrases have entered my vocabulary! I recommend this book to any business leader, manager, or individual looking for a unique way to answer a strategic question. Sunny’s 4-stepper works in very many diverse situations. I am delighted that he has finally written this book.” JANE KARUKU, Group MD & CEO, East African Breweries Ltd
"Sunny Bindra has a unique and very effective approach to his work. Many of us have benefitted from his simple, no-nonsense, hard-hitting style. His latest book covers so much of what he has taught us about strategy and execution, and I hope it helps a wider group of leaders to gain access to his advice. I am sure it will be a bestseller.” DENNIS AWORI, Chairman and Country Delegate, CFAO/Toyota Goup in Kenya and Executive Director, CFAO SAS (Paris)
“Sunny has taught me many lessons, both as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, on how to become a better, empathetic, and more effective leader. He is always thoughtful in his approach and clear in his communication. I can say with concrete conviction that this book is full of insights, wisdom, and tangible examples of what is effective strategy—and what is not.” DOROTHY GHETTUBA PALA, Manager, Africa Originals, Netflix