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BLINDSPOT Q&A

  1. How do you define blindspots?

    Blindspots are unrecognized weaknesses or threats that can harm a leader and his or her company.

  2. Why don't you view unrecognized strengths and opportunities as being blindspots?

    Leaders sometimes fail to leverage their strengths or recognize opportunities in their organizations and markets; that said, the most succinct way to view blindspots is in terms of the weaknesses and threats that can derail a leader.

  3. What is the difference between a blindspot and a black swan event?

    A black swan event is one that can't be predicted in advance, such as the rise of the Internet. Blindspots, in contrast, are knowable weaknesses or threats. They either exist today or can be anticipated if one looks for ...

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