Macworld features an article called “Ten business lessons from ‘Battlestar Galactica'”
- 1. Tech isn’t always the answer. : Totally agree… IT-ers tend to always go for a tech solution where a human solution might suffice!
- 2. Don’t neglect training. : I guess nobody will disagree here, but companies often don’t see the hidden cost of neglecting to do so.
- 3. Some things can’t be outsourced. : I’ll repeat it again; Outsourcing is good, but don’t do it on stategical areas!
- 4. Update your antivirus. : Personally I’d like to see this one renamed to “keep your organization up-to-date”
- 5. Democracy doesn’t always work. : A simple Project Management lesson; It’s a democracy until the scope is set, then it’s dictatorship!
- 6. Some problems can’t be killed. : Indeed, not all problems can be killed, just learn to cope with them.
- 7. Seek strategic alliances with competitors. : So true! Being a stategic game fan, I found that alliances either make or break any outcome of a game. The numerous time I’ve “won”, is always due to making (and breaking!) stategic alliances.
- 8. Don’t store all your backups in one place. : Better renamed to “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.
- 9. The mission can change at any time. : A bit like 4., the world keeps evolving, incorporate that in your strategy.
- 10. Beware of visionaries. Zealots make bad leaders. – Awh, crap, that’d be against me… 😉