Topic 5: How We Organize: Resources, Strategy, and Power

“I mean, David knew how to use that sling.... He also understood arrogance.” - Marshall Ganz’s lecture, on David’s strategy to defeat Goliath

What is the role of strategy in organizing? Ganz explains how resourcesful strategy can turn limited resources into power. In Ganz's words, it is "how we turn what we have into what we need, to get what we want."

The readings and video clip use the story of David and Goliath to illustrate strategic capacity, and how David uses his resourcefulness to vanquish his foe.


Ganz’s video on strategy. (1 hour, 13 minutes)

Ganz's video vignette on strategy. (26 minutes)

(Note: RealPlayer is required for viewing this video.)