As Sun Tzu wrote, you should set multiple traps so that if your adversary doesn’t step into one, they back up into another. If you want to fluster your competition, you need to launch a flurry of disruptive strategies at them. Here are four steps to follow.
Great innovators think on multiple planes--think of the process as 3-D chess, the game Spock played to exercise his mind. 3-D chess requires you to not only protect against attack from pieces on your plane, but also from pieces above and below. A similar process of "strategic imagination" is the first step for anyone who wants to bring about significant change.
If the killing of Osama bin Laden teaches us anything, it illuminates the true distinction between force and power. Force is charging against your enemy; Power, on the other hand, is more delicate to handle.