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Shift the focus from decision making towards implementation

Saturday 9/13/14 time 12:11 PM

Managing is making decisions. Challenging is the fact that the world is changing rapidly. Things and people are changing. Our feelings are changing. We should, as a matter of fact, be able to predict the future in order to make accurate decisions. Some people trust on the dictum that this moment is the best estimate of the future. There could not be a sillier phrase!  The future has probably nothing to do with this moment.

For some reason, I always recall an old very stupid joke about Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in these discussions, as her wife asked when he will come home (from the bar). Sibelius answered “How could I know? I am a composer not a predictor”.  This one still amuses me as much every time.

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