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05-10-2011, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
No, you can expect it/want it/whatever it.

But that doesn't mean you have any impact in making it happen. So judging it as if it's "supposed" to happen and rampaging when it doesn't isn't effective.

Not to get all businessy with this, but if a business finished in the top 10 competing companies out of 30 every season, would the boss fire everyone and start over because he didn't finish first, risking a disastrous free-fall back to the bottom of the pack, or would he continue to strive for being first while building on what he already had to work with?

Neither method guarantees him of being in 1st place ever, but one sounds a lot better than the other.

You, on the outside, can recognize factors that are holding him back from being 1st, but that doesn't mean that he is in any position to change them. It also doesn't mean you can impact the business and fix those factors for him.
Are you serious with this analogy, or is this sarcasm? Since, ya know, purpose of a business is to make money... the purpose of a sports team (divorced from the business operations) is to win ****. In fact, owners/teams get raked over the coals when the perception is that they are more interested in being a business than a sports team.

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