For example, imagine an individual who owns a successful dry cleaning store. Deciding to open up another branch of the store in a different part of town is clearly a strategic decision for this owner. This owner will likely spend many of his disposable resources (time, money, personnel) getting the new branch set up and operating efficiently. Failure with this new branch would likely impact the old branch as well.
More importantly, defining strategy in terms of the resources at risk broadens the scope of what arguably constitutes strategic intelligence as well. Under this definition, strategy is not confined to large, powerful organizations. Small businesses, police units and even students can have strategies and, in turn, require strategic intelligence to support their decision-making processes.
What is intelligence and what is the role of intelligence in the formulation of strategy?