These terms from Ben Thompson have been on my mind a bit. I like strategic thinkers who find ways to constantly stretch and redefine the field (of strategic thinking). I took some screenshots from this longer post because I liked the layout.
The trick, as in all strategy, is to pay the tax and bank the credit on purpose, rather than by accident. Otherwise, you’re not proceeding strategically, you’re just kind of bumbling along*.
*Unless bumbling along is your strategy.