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CULTURE

GOOD ENOUGH

Jonathan Gifford

LEADERS SHOULD PURSUE excellence but be wary of perfectionism. It is more important to get a product out into the market in a timely way than it is to wait until that product or service is “perfected”.

The benefits of the last refinements are likely to be greatly outweighed by failing to release something when the market is ready and before the competition can move in.

The idea

Sir John Harvey-Jones, ex-chairman of ICI, makes the point very well: “Remember that the best is a relative not an absolute measure. The standards of the best are set by the competition and one’s aim is always to exceed them. However, ...

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