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4:32pm, 27 Apr 2017
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"Fire the right bullets" - what sort of bus is this?
4:45pm, 27 Apr 2017
14740 posts
This is the bus on which, as every parent knows,

The managers on the bus go chitter-chitter-chatter,
The managers on the bus go chitter-chitter-chatter,
4:59pm, 27 Apr 2017
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Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
It sounds more like someone has been watching Speed and musing about the management lessons Keanu Reeves could teach them

Or possibly just taking speed
5:15pm, 27 Apr 2017
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[These guys are amazing - I really admire a good snake oil merchant. And he rock climbs....

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick.

Having invested a quarter century researching the topic, he has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include Good to Great, the #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results, along with its companion work Good to Great and the Social Sectors; the enduring classic Built to Last, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations; How the Mighty Fall, which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct; and most recently, Great by Choice, which is about thriving in chaos—why some do, and others don't—and the leadership behaviors needed in a world beset by turbulence, uncertainty, and dramatic change.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research and engages in Socratic dialogue with CEOs and senior-leadership teams. In addition to his work in the business sector, Jim has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, healthcare, government, faith-based organizations, social ventures, and cause-driven nonprofits. In 2012 and 2013, he had the honor to serve a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jim holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences and an MBA from Stanford University, and honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

He is an avid rock climber, who has successfully made one-day ascents of the north face of Half Dome and the 3,000-foot south face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.]
5:27pm, 27 Apr 2017
26626 posts
[I really shouldn't have started looking at this - even his basic grasp of physics is wrong....]

Right now, the flywheel is at a standstill. To get it moving, you make a tremendous effort. You push with all your might, and finally you get the flywheel to inch forward. After two or three days of sustained effort, you get the flywheel to complete one entire turn. You keep pushing, and the flywheel begins to move a bit faster. It takes a lot of work, but at last the flywheel makes a second rotation. You keep pushing steadily. It makes three turns, four turns, five, six. With each turn, it moves faster, and then—at some point, you can’'t say exactly when—you break through. The momentum of the heavy wheel kicks in your favor. It spins faster and faster, with its own weight propelling it. You aren't pushing any harder, but the flywheel is accelerating, its momentum building, its speed increasing.

[The flywheel can only accelerate while you are applying force. And it accelerates in proportion to that force. Less force = less acceleration. And if the force drops by enough then friction and other retarding forces will actually cause it to decelerate. Conveniently misses that out in his metaphor. What he is describing is a perpetual motion machine, which breaks the first or second law of thermodynamics.]
5:30pm, 27 Apr 2017
8341 posts
That all reminds me of taking buses through Brixton on a Saturday evening. Only the worst that ever happened to us was being tear-gassed, rather than shot.

Form an orderly queue if you want to tear-gas Mr Collins.
5:37pm, 27 Apr 2017
28987 posts
*first in line*

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