UPDATED 02.17.08 – Tagged by Adam.
Imagine my surprise when this AM I was tagged, not once, but thrice with the same meme. For those of you new to the whole Meme thing, here is a good post on the Blog Meme from the Quixtar Blog. Duly honored to be in the tag crew from ms. leslie, mr bouma and mr. coons.
Here are the rules.
1) Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2) Open it to page 123.
3) Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.
4) Invite five friends to do the same.
Here is goes . . . from a book I JUST started reading, It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business by Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton. Page 123 is the first page of the chapter titled, "Launch a Crusade."
The fastest companies in the world – those that get to market fastest – don’t waste time sitting around a conference table processing visions with the creative types from HR.
They don’t need to.
They share something bigger and stronger.
Each has a cause that they use to launch crusades.
Whether it is a restaurant with 15 employees or a software firm with 10,000, most companies are filled with people who have no clue of the big picture – what the organization is really trying to accomplish – and because they don’t feel that they or their contributions are important, they do their job . . . and nothing more.