Gustavo Ballvé on October 20th, 2011
Corporate Strategy, Food for thought, Home, Mental models

If you haven’t read “Moneyball“, by Michael Lewis, please do so – or watch the movie, which we’re told is a relatively good account of the book’s most important points. The 2003 book was about revolutionary data analysis that changed baseball forever (and if you can’t stand baseball, Mr. Lewis has written a shorter but spetacular article on basketball, but we say give baseball a chance). However, this September 21st article is about the fact that all revolutions have an ending, and not always a happy one. Inefficiencies get taken out, or are at least softened. This article is about what happens after change. It doesn’t mean one shouldn’t pursue change, much to the contrary, nor does it mean that inefficiencies shouldn’t be sought out and explored. The point is that once you’ve found a “method”/framework, use it but don’t marry it, don’t bet the farm on it, and assume its mortality. Retain your independence and avoid the “hammers and nails” problem.

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