The Chocolate Cake Principle

. This is a rerun of a post first published in 2015 “It’s impossible. I can’t do it. (…) I’m not good enough.” There’s a progression in the excuses we find at times to say a problem can’t be solved or a challenge overcame. It usually tends to go from “the problem’s fault” (too big,…

The Chocolate Cake Principle

  “It’s impossible. I can’t do it. (…) I’m not good enough.” There’s a progression in the excuses we find at times to say a problem can’t be solved or a challenge overcame. It usually tends to go from “the problem’s fault” (too big, too complex, impossible to solve, etc.) to “our personal lack of…

It’s about what you do (or not) with what you know

  Here’s the story of two companies that faced a similar dilemma. Both could count on accurate and reliable data, a long experience in their industry and a skilled team of execs or managers. Yet, the two companies went in opposite directions when it was time to make a decision. Here’s why decision-making and managing…