Mark is a pioneer in business war gaming, an expert in strategy simulation, and an enthusiastic teacher of strategic thinking. He founded Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc., and teaches at the University of Portland. He holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
In his 40-year career in competitive strategy, Mark has helped Fortune 500 companies on six continents add billions of dollars to their bottom lines. Mark holds a patent on simulation technology and another is pending. He has written three books, chapters for five others, and numerous essays and articles.
Mark’s current professional focus is on why smart strategists choose strategies that fail. His teaching, consulting, and writing describe common mistakes and provide practical solutions. With strategy expertise from core concepts to innovative analysis to critical thinking, Mark extends the core business of DalhoeferLauper into leadership and decision-making.