hedgehog and the fox

By January 16, 2011Leadership

In Jim Collins book, Good to Great, he compares the hedgehog to the fox. The hedgehog does one thing well. The fox, on the other hand, jumps from strategy to strategy. In the end, the hedgehog wins.

It’s tempting to jump from fad to fad; it can also be ineffective, if not dangerous.

On the other hand, it takes discipline, patience, and belief to be a hedgehog. 

Are you a hedgehog or a fox?