The Fallacy of Instant Success

Ian CasselLeadershipLeave a Comment

It feels as though every day we read a headline of some money losing technology business that just eclipsed a $1 billion valuation in a short period of time. Constantly reading such things distorts reality and exacerbates a disjointed view of the effort and timeframe needed to create an exceptional business. Few exceptional businesses are created quickly. While studying Intelligent … Read More

Stop Bashing the Halo Effect, It’s Actually Good For You

Sean IddingsIntelligent Fanatic, LeadershipLeave a Comment

A common question we’ve received is a variation of this: “The hardest part [of business] is separating the true skills of ‘Great Leaders’ from corporate performance, i.e. the numbers themselves. Great numbers tend to create ‘Great Leader’ cover stories, often based on time periods that are too short. What are your thoughts about this?” I think at the heart of … Read More