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Change is Hard; Figuring Out What Works is Harder - Great by Choice.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

This week I reintroduce the concept of SMaC to one of my customers in our Trimester Planning meeting.  SMaC stands for Simple, Methodical and Consistent, as presented in Great by Choice by Jim Collins.  I was struck by the irony SMaC reveals about successful companies.  Most everyone acknowledges how difficult it is to accomplish change.  Yet in Great by Choice their research discovered that poor performing companies change frequently, while great companies change less often. At a scale of 4 to 1.   

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Topics: Discipline, Great by Choice, 10Xers, change, SMaC Recipe, SMaC

What Does Fanatic Discipline Look Like?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 8, 2013

How can you describe Fanatic Discipline?  It might be through the example Jim Collins provides in Good to Great and I offered in one of my newsletters Rinse Cottage Cheese – Advance or Retreat on Discipline.

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Topics: Great by Choice, fanatic discipline, SMaC Recipe

Have You Defined What Not To Do – Great by Choice SMaC Recipe

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

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Topics: Great by Choice, 10Xers, fanatic discipline, SMaC Recipe, less is more, SMaC, Southwest Airlines




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