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Petyr Baelish ist der Prototyp des Strategen

Falk Ebert  7. August 2017  Keine Kommentare  2 Minuten zu lesen  Strategie

Ein guter Stratege braucht viele Qualitäten. Eine davon ist es, alle Eventualitäten zu bedenken.

Richard Rumelt schreibt dazu in Good Strategy/Bad Strategy:

Under pressure to develop a way out of the difficulty, that first idea is a welcome relief. Thank goodness, here is something to hang on to! It feels much better to get oriented.

The problem is that there might be better ideas out there, just beyond the edge of our vision. But we accept early closure because letting go of a judgment is painful and disconcerting. To search for a new insight, one would have to put aside the comfort of being oriented and once again cast around in choppy waters for a new source of stability. There is the fear of coming up empty-handed. Plus, it is unnatural, even painful, to question our own ideas.

Thus, when we do come up with an idea, we tend to spend most of our effort justifying it rather than questioning it. That seems to be human nature, even in experienced executives. To put it simply, our minds dodge the painful work of questioning and letting go of our first early.

In der Welt von Game of Thrones gibt es keinen Rumelt. Dort gibt es Peter Baelish. Und der bringt es noch etwas poetischer auf den Punkt:

Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening all at once.

Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before.

Falk Ebert

Falk Ebert hilft Firmen, die Vorteile der Digitalisierung für ihr business zu nutzen. Neben dem Technologie-Optimismus ist er getrieben von seiner Liebe für die Wissenschaft, das Reisen in neue Länder und das Lernen von neuen Sprachen.