Active Waiting Revisited : Learning from Lions. C. W. Von Bergen & Martin S. Bressler Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, OK.
C. W. Von Bergen & Martin S. Bressler
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running” (Friedman, 2005, p. 114).
Cultures of frenzy and unreflected activity that seem to dominate many organizations
In martial arts there is a saying:
“You have to go slow to go fast.”
“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business.”—Warren Buffet