Horses or Zebras and Organization Strategy?

Horses or Zebras and Organization Strategy?

There is a saying in the medical community, “When you hear hoof beats, assume horses, not zebras.” This is a great phrase to help doctors when diagnosing a patient. It means that when looking at the symptoms that a patient has, think of the more common explanations...
The Drunken CEO

The Drunken CEO

While learning to play chess with my college roommate, I learned an important business principle – the power of a drunk CEO. This revelation came one night when she was so drunk, she had to stand up between turns, just to prove to herself that she could. Before this...
Designing The Fast Decision

Designing The Fast Decision

    Legendary General Motors CEO Alfred Sloan at the end of a GM senior executive meeting once said, “Gentlemen, I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here,” and everyone nodded their heads in agreement. “Then,” he said, “I propose we postpone...
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