“…She need to get a, piece of the American pie and take her bite out
That’s my house, I’ll disconnect the cable and turn the lights out
… see I ain’t the one who laid down
She wanna … start a … war, my lawyers stay down“
Outkast (Ms. Jackson from Stankonia)
Takeaway #189: An unfortunate domestic situation – BPM prefers to look at the enterprise implications today. Litigation, war, and ultimate sacrifice have their place in corporate success. Sun Tzu and Machiavelli have covered the ground on this one. One point: If a matter goes to the core of operations, there must be a willingness to “bet the firm” if it is truly essential- or at least have it perceived to be an option. Your competitors and you must believe that all options are on the table. This is a rare event – but a credible threat is a valuable deterrent.