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The Life Span of Corporations – A Quote for the Day from The Power of Positive Deviance

Without comment, from The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Richard T. Pascale, Jerry Sternin, Monique Sternin:

It is an empirical fact that most of the world’s cities live forever.  Corporations, on the other hand, live half as long as the average human being…  Corporations, in the name of efficiency, suppress variation by “getting all the ducks in line.”