While hardly original or profound, it’s still worthy of constant repetition: The phased, strategic approach works. Say it again: The phased, strategic approach works. Like a mantra, those five words have a calming effect that helps keep things real. In perspective. And this method of executing in stages has a proven track record of success in business, sports, food services, you name it. Even the moon seems to have figured it out, though that system does turn “blue” from time to time.