Strategy precedes….everything. Otherwise you are just doing sh*t. We can’t plan our way to a strategy, you start with strategy (seeing things) and apply.
“The success of everything depends on intuition, the capacity of seeing things in a way which afterwards proves to be true, even though it cannot be established at the moment, and of grasping the essential fact, discarding the unessential, even though one can give no account of the principles by which this is done. — Joseph Schumpeter —
Strategy is a pattern of principled decisions that attain ultimate success. The reality of discontinuous problems are remediated. Unessential details are eliminated. The preceded strategy is accomplished as it is intuitively applied.