Looking for recommendations to generally upskill my Strategy work (or learn from scratch) — be it courses, classes, books, podcasts, people to follow.

For context, I’m a freelance Social Media Manager/Strategist and I came into Ad world via Startups. Throwing myself into learning on the job with more Strategy gigs - but I still don’t feel like I quite know the lingo or best practices or theories.

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Julian Cole and Sweathead (Mark Pollard) helped me a lot!

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Will check their work out!!

I also recommend the above. For podcasts, Sweathead, On Strategy, Brand Builder, and Future Thinking by stylus. Idk if you’re in B2B but I can share a few there too if so. I also like resources from IDEO.

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Hi Fishes.
Good Morning.....!!
I hold an offer from the

Cummins India Pune ---- Electronic Control Module design 26LPA
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