Strategy is the use of a plan to create a certain outcome. Under this definition, strategy has the qualities of immense value and immense power. How well do you strategize? Don't know? Well when was the last time you had a desire or goal and obtained it? How long did it take, and how much did you learn. You see strategy has many threads and repercussions...with strategy you empower yourself to create the life you want for yourself and others...and the repercussions include knowledge, evolution, and serendipities.
The fuel and fruit of strategy is information....information will open the world to you and further more make the universe surrender to you. As a time-binding species we need not "reinvent the wheel" we can simply use effective strategies of others (w/ information), and create the outcomes desired. Well, what about "new" outcomes, or "uncharted" waters? Look closely and you'll get the response....what strategy did Einstein use to come up with new theories? What strategy did Bill Gates use to open a "new" market, or Steve Jobs, or how did Warren Buffett amass such incredible results in the stock market?....Answer begins with focus (what is the "new" i want?) and information (learning, reading, asking). The repetition of this strategy at an accelerated rate equals results...(i'm presupposing action is taken consistently as well.)
Gerry Spence, the famous criminal attorney and writer puts it this succinct way "Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. And Win."
Same equation with different variables. Use it.