Before we start, please note that this post is NOT called "Every $%$#% thing a content strategist may ever need to know about SEO". This is designed to help someone who with a novice to possibly intermediate level of SEO knowledge understand key aspects of SEO. It's the 101 course, with a few extra tasty bites.
I recently came across a blog post shared by @ronellsmith - a content strategist at Advice Interactive Group - that took an interesting look at the Hummingbird update. I've read extensively and written on the topic of Hummingbird and semantic search over the past few months, but most of what I personally had read was written by SEO's or those covering SEO news.
The article shared by Ronell is an interview with another content strategist named James Gunter who recently spoke at Confab Central on Hummingbird for the Content Strategist. While I was not able to see the presentation, the interview provided plenty of insight into James's take on the situation as well as a clear disconnect between (quality) SEO and content strategy.