I came across this quote yesterday as I was reading and found it quite relevant to GBSN's mission and vision for social and economic development. Management matters.
"[T]he winning of great wars always requires superior
organization, and that in turn requires people who can run those organizations,
not in a blinkered way but most competently and in a fashion that will allow
outsiders to feed fresh ideas into the pursuit of victory. None of this can be
done by the chiefs alone, however great their genius, however massive their
energy. There has to be a support system, a culture of encouragement, efficient
feedback loops, a capacity to learn from setbacks, and ability to get things
Paul Kennedy, "Engineers of Victory – The Problem Solvers
who turned the Tide in the Second World War” Conclusion Chapter – "Problem
Solving in History” (Random House, 2013, p. 372)
Guy Pfeffermann is the founder and CEO of the Global Business School Network.