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Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Speed kills. Intelligence thrills.

Consumed => “Next Level: Speed always impresses, but…” by Peter Keating on ESPN.

ESPN is a pay to access site. If you’re at B&N, this article is on page 14 of “The Speed Issue”. That said, here’s the key words of wisdom:

…The lesson? Speed is nice, but it’s often overrated. For one thing, speed is flashy, which means wee tend to notice it, and thus value it, more than other skills hat are less exciting…Secondly, speed is measurable raw talent, and it’s impressive to be the fastest at anything. But combining modest speed with discipline is almost always more valuable than flat-out jets…”

As we already know, I tip to the agile side of the scale. That is, short tight iterations of checks and double checks. The idea being, to keep all key shareholders engaged, and spot mistakes or less-than-ideals sooner rather than later. While this does provide a means for finding mistakes sooner, do not confuse it with an obsession for sheer speed and little regard for quality.

There are plenty who hype making faster decisions. Ignore them. The objective is to make better decisions. Yes, things are moving faster and faster. Exactly! That’s all the more reason not to lose sight of quality decision making. Even a slight mistake at 175MPH can be deadly.

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