The nature of competition

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A successful venture capitalist makes investments in several companies working in the same industry. A leader tasks several competing people within an organization to come up with ideas to solve a problem. An individual develops three viable options for a new service. Competition can bring the best ideas forward.  When presented with a range of options, time will often tell … Read More

Depth and breadth

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When looking at a proposal, someone else’s project, or even my own writing I check the depth and breadth of the piece.  Has this work gone deep enough into the subject matter and wide enough in scope?  If not, I send it back with a few suggestions for improvement.  Whether it’s a one hundred word blog post or a two thousand word … Read More

Dysfunction

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Dysfunction in families, businesses, and government can occur because people stop caring about what they are doing. Maybe people feel that their voices aren’t being heard or that no one respects them or their opinions. Whatever the case, it leads to people losing interest in the real purpose of the organization. A separate condition, but related to this, is that I … Read More