Blowing Past the Bureaucracy: How To Think More Like An Entrepreneur

"Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies." -- French author Honoré de Balzac. "Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status." -- Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American educator and formulator of "The Peter Principle." Remember the Biblical story of David and Goliath? It's a classic of its type, right up there with Jack and the Beanstalk. In both cases, a little guy shocks the world by using speed, agility, and audacity to bring down an "unbeatable" giant. Corporations must become nimble and flexible enough to out-maneuver larger competitors. Consider Apple, which the late Steve Jobs saved from terminal bureaucratitis with innovative thinking and outside-the-box leadership. Jobs didn't just blow past corporate bureaucracy; he scoured … [Read more...]