“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” – Herb Kelleher (Quote of the Day)

We have a strategic plan. It's called doing things. Herb Kelleher

I really like this quote. I think, too often people think about the possible outcomes of different actions and ponder on the possible results, instead of just testing and doing something and then seeing what actually comes out (the bigger a company is, the truer it gets, in my opinion). Many people talk and brainstorm endlessly without coming to a conclusion just because they want to cover all the bases and want to get ALL of the opinions before finally starting with the first step. Sometimes (= often) it’s because people are worried about a possible negative outcome; they don’t want to be seen as a failure. In my opinion, if it’s not a complete success (it rarely is), you can at least tremendously learn out of something. And I think failure is great. How boring would it be if everything you did worked perfectly the first time around??

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  • http://www.akselworks.com Pekka

    Good point!. Calculating completion rates is sometimes much more beneficial than (long term) planning based on assumptions.

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