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Adaptive Capacity by Juan Carlos Eichholz

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CHAPTER 1

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A PROBLEM

If there weren’t a problem, adaptation wouldn’t be necessary. People and organizations thrive when they face problems successfully. And when they avoid problems, they may not survive.

David Franco was born with a newspaper in his hands.4 The first son of the founder of a local newspaper called the Home Star, he was introduced to the business at a young age. It was the early 1960s, and after school he would go to his father’s office and hear him talking on the phone with prominent newsmakers in their small city and then take part in the meeting at which the headlines for next day were decided; he might also help choose a photo for the front page or distribute newspapers at night, and always talk with ...

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