💬 Famous Quotes #2

“Strategy is not a lengthy action plan. It is the evolution of a central idea through continually changing circumstances.”

Jack Welch, General Electric’s reforming ex-CEO

Inspired by writings of Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian chief-of-staff at Waterloo, who in his book On War successfully distilled Napoleon into theory. Clausewitz’s approach to strategy was descriptive rather than prescriptive.

Men cannot reduce strategy to a formula. Some of our plans will necessarily fail, due to the inevitable frictions: chance events, imperfections in execution, and the independent will of the opposition. That’s why having a sound strategy as a beacon driving our decisions is essential, serving as the evolution of a central idea through continually changing circumstances.

📚 Source: On War by Carl von Clausewitz

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💬 Famous Quote #1

“All it takes to turn potential hindsight into happy foresight is keeping your eyes open and asking the right questions. Failing isn’t the only way to learn.”

Erika Hall

Data can be inaccurate and misleading. It is better to assume that not all data you get is always 100% accurate. And also be aware of the possibility of biased interpretation of your data. Data can often be intentionally skewed by those presenting it to us.

📚 Source: Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

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