Business Words Work

Strategy, Tactics

These terms are used and misused quite a lot in my life atm: planning business direction at work and spend too much time watching board game videos on Youtube at home. The misuse is mostly when they’re used interchangeably and there are plenty of pithy aphorisms to explain the difference like:

Strategy is undertaken before the battle. Tactics are implemented during battle.


Strategy is the what. Tactics is the how.

But by far my favourite way to think about it takes me back to the early noughties when the only time I/we would use the word tactical was in reference to ‘going tactical’:

If the strategic aim on a night out was to make it to Sugar for the £1 pound vodbulls and I was too pissed too early I’d go for a tactical chunder to help sober me up.

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Captain Leam

People of all ages are encouraged to get creative during the Love Leam month and design their own RLS Hero. The completion will run until March 31st then the most popular characters will be selected to be made into RLS Heroes Trading Cards. One lucky Hero will also be made into a life-size costume!

During the half-term holiday, children in Leamington will be encouraged to come up with their own superhero design at a special Heroes workshop. This will be in the Upper Mall of the Royal Priors Shopping Centre on Wednesday February 18. It will coincide with the Postman Pat visit from 11am to 3.30pm.

For the record Captain Leam is their example hero. He looks lame. My heroes will be totes amazeballs.

Thanks to Helen for the tip (though she says it’s aimed at kids when it’s clearly aimed at scruffy 30 somethings who live with their cats).