If you could create your perfect career or company, where would you begin? If you had to choose, would you pick something that makes a lot of money over something you care about? How about something that you excel at?
Why choose? In fact, Jim Collins argued in Good to Great that the great companies don’t choose. They insist on having it all.
Regular readers know I am a big fan of Jim Collins. However, I have never been completely comfortable with the language he uses when discussing his Hedgehog Concept and the “sweet spot” where excellent companies take germinate and grow.
Here is how I explain it to clients. Read the rest of this entry »