5.5: Strategy as Trade-Offs, Discipline, and Focus Last updated Save as PDF Page ID4788 Learning Objectives Understand the nature of strategic focus. Strategy as trade-offs (Porter). Strategy as discipline (Treacy and Wiersema). Figure 5.12 Strategy is ultimately about making choices and making trade-offs among alternatives. Jim Bauer – Who Ate My Raspberry Caramel – CC BY-ND 2.0.