The 'Not Invented Here' Challenge

Imagine your company just spent a million bucks on a high-priced consultant your chief executive swears by. The big day finally arrives, and with considerable fanfare the consultant executes the mother of all PowerPoint presentations. It is flush with colorful graphs and backed by reams of research. The masterful presentation is delivered with a polished British accent and outlines in eloquent prose the billions your company is leaving on the table through dozens of ideas you somehow missed. No wonder these suits get paid so much.

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