Thursday, January 17, 2013

The wisdom of Gandalf

"First, find a suitable Hobbit."
Gandalf the Grey (b. ?? – d. ??)

Thanks to J. R. R. Tolkien, we have the celebrity leadership guru known to some of his contemporaries as Greyhame or Stormcrow, and known to us as Gandalf the Grey.

Gandalf was a wizard, no doubt about it.

One of his fundamental strategic management principles was very simple:

When you have to solve a big problem, first proceed to find a suitable Hobbit.

There you have it.

You know what to do now.

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