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Left Brain, Right Stuff by Phil Rosenzweig

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WHEN ARE WINNERS CURSED?

            THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE PROGRESS IN BUSINESS IS THROUGH CHANGE. AND CHANGE, BY DEFINITION, HAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF RISK ATTACHED TO IT. BUT IF YOU PICK YOUR SHOTS, USE YOUR HEAD, AND APPLY GOOD MANAGEMENT, THOSE ROLLS OF THE DICE CAN TURN OUT PRETTY GOOD.

            ED WHITACRE, AMERICAN TURNAROUND: REINVENTING AT&T AND GM AND THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS IN AMERICA, 2013

Experiments offer a powerful way to isolate a single phenomenon while holding other things constant. Many real-world decisions, however, don’t oblige our wish to deal with one element at a time. They confront us with many elements, interlinked and interdependent. They often combine an ability to control outcomes with a need to outperform rivals, ...

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