Long ago, business leaders accepted the notion that they must sometimes "go slow to go fast" when it comes to making big strategic decisions about their thorniest problems. Like the tortoise and the hare, the traditional idea was that slow and steady wins the race: If you don't rush into key decisions and instead take the time to plan carefully and thoroughly, you'll eventually beat others who are racing forward without care.
That may have been true in the past — but "go slow to go fast" is a recipe for disaster in today's world, where the pace of change is exponential. You can't afford to be the tortoise today, because the hare isn't taking a nap anytime soon.
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