In an interview yesterday I was asked what was the best Tweet I ever saw.
Here it is:
@benjaminmccall - If I personally belived all statistics, then I wouldn't have accomplished anything! Break the mold.
Ben, like me, seems to be a guy who believes that convention is what got us in this mess in the first place. I am concerned that organizations are using this down time not to re-invent but to scale back. I am continually concerned that when things get better organizations will go back to the same old thing and hope it works this time.
In my consulting efforts I am always asked for 3 things:
People thirst for defendable statistics to take the guess work out of decision making. Essentially, "tell me what other companies are doing and we'll do that because if they decided it will work, it must".
If there is no where to go but up why not take a chance......if the other stuff didn't work why try it again....if everyone else is doing something and failing, does that make it right?...if Jack Welch jumped off a bridge.......(you get the idea)!
I know we're freaked out but FEAR will not move us forward, in fact, it will drag us back.
Be Bold, Be Couragious, Take a Chance.....Break the Mold!
Don't Forget to Remember!