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Strategic skills are understanding the context and constraints that you operate under and acting to maximize the advantage that things you do not control give you. Things like positioning yourself in the right market within the right industry; understanding how the market will change and how you can capitalize on that change; knowing who the other players are; predicting what they're likely to do based on their incentives; building alliances; making trade-offs; and identifying underutilized resources that you can capitalize on.

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