“There are no peacetime generals in the history books” – Tom Peters

True heroes are called in the moment.  Circumstances arrange themselves and the situation finds itself in need of a leader; one who can make a decision rather than stand there.  Usually, doing something is better than doing nothing, but regardless, a decision must be made.

Failure can happen.  Chances are it will.  Good can still come.

I never really understood baseball until I figured out this:  it’s about being in the right place in case something happens.  It’s about practicing the possible scenarios over and over so that if something happens, you are in a position to make a play and you will know what to do.  It’s about reading the signs and anticipating the next move.

I believe this is how innovation happens.

We need more leaders.  We need more heroes.


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