Success Is Simple. Do the Math

It is fashionable today to talk about the importance of having the right people "on the bus" to build a great company. Management consultant Jim Collins pushed the concept in his best-selling book Good to Great (HarperBusiness, 2001). Over the years, however, I have found that having the right people doesn't do much unless those people have the benefit of a good motor and a bus driver with a road map to get them someplace they want to be.

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