Sunday, November 24, 2013

Flexibility Is Ultimately the Key to Success

I love this from a book review of Strategy: a History (Lawrence Freedman) in the Financial Times by Janan Ganesh on November 16, 2013:

"A serious strategy shows humility; it has built-in contingencies, never plans too far ahead, goes easy on details that cannot be controlled and does not pretend miracles can be achieved with a weak starting position.  This emphases on looseness raises the problem of paradox: is Freedman's idea of a good strategy really a strategy at all?  It is not more like a disposition or habit of mind, general resourcefulness and opportunism?"

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