Aspiring NBA stars make a classic mistake when trying to watch, analyze and replicate the reasons why someone like Michael Jordan was so successful. In this podcast I explain why aspiring management consultants and those in industry make the very same mistake when watching, analyzing and replicating the reasons why McKinsey and BCG are so successful.
The problem is that we over-analyze what we are can see, and ignore the importance of what we cannot see.
This is also known and the cabbage-patch syndrome. To replicate, in your garden, the characteristics of prize winning cabbages, do you a) study the cabbage, b) study the garden or c) study both?
This mistake is discussed in much more detail, using videos, in our Strategy Training Library which will soon be launched.