We do our best to win campaigns, but what do we do when we lose? How do we recover, find footing and carry on? Some important lessons can be drawn from a recent generation-defining struggle in New Zealand: the Save Happy Valley Campaign.
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars. It was up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, hired thugs, and the state supreme court. Even before it started, newspapers concluded the movement had no chance. This riveting David versus Goliath story is a rare first-person narrative, giving unparalleled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns: the fervent worrying in late-night meetings, yelling matches behind church benches, and last-minute action planning outside judges’ chambers.
Strategy Brain Teasers
You're organizing a citywide boycott with 98% support, when the Mayor dusts off an old law that it's illegal to organize a boycott. Leaders are shocked and fearful, some even go into hiding. What would you do?
Based on real cases and situations, I'll be post brain teasers to stretch and practice your strategic thinking.