The nature of power

Today’s quote is from Merlin Mann:

Don’t let the guy with the broom decide how many elephants should be in the parade.

(Because he has a very limited idea of what an elephant means)

Later in the podcast he had another good quote:

You can judge a person’s power, anywhere in the world, but particularly in an organisation, not based on what they say no to, but what they have the power to say yes to.

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It used to be you could tell how much power someone had by how many keys were on their key chain… i.e. how many doors they could open.

Much the same really??


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