Figure 1 illustrates how the principles of the Jazz Process form a continuum, moving from strategy to execution, to differentiation. In the first section of this book, we focused on five fundamental principles that set the strategy for success. In this section and the next, we deal with principles that specifically focus on execution. Before delving into those discussions, we must build the essential framework that will put each of these execution principles in context. It’s a detour, but one that is filled with fascinating stories from history.