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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hedgehog Concept

A couple of years back, read ‘Good To Great’, and was really struck by the idea of the hedgehog principle. And I asked myself “What am I the best in the world at?”, and realized it was finding out about things. Not knowing things—other people are better at being experts at things than I am. But give me something no one knows very much about, and I’m golden. One of the reasons I’m in academia right now (rather than consulting) is that it gives me time to ‘Do the reading’. And that’s most of what I do—read on a wide variety of topics, and report back. So, ask anything—even if I can’t answer you today, odds are I can give you an answer shortly.