In Focus/The Leadership Journey
When Christopher Columbus was invited to dinner by his sponsors, King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain, he made a boiled egg stand up vertically on the dinner table by lightly cracking one end. Everyone who watched laughed and exclaimed that the trick was so simple, anyone could do it. Yet before Columbus, no one had thought of a way to stand an egg on end. In other words, once someone has achieved something it looks so obvious that everyone sees how to do it, but until that time it is regarded as impossible.
More than ten years have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union. For most modern Russians, it is probably difficult to comprehend how and why ...