Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beware of formulas

From the novel "Our Man in Havana"
Beware of formulas. If there's a God, he's not a God of formulas
As written by novelist Graham Greene

Classic spy novels are not the usual place I look for guidance on project management, but this passage struck a note with me.

The message is: protocols have their place; so also methodologies. But situational awareness, adaption to circumstances, and innovation to fit the need--coupled with the will to lead--distinguish the enlightened from the mundane, perhaps even the successful from the failed.

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