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The Opportunity of Opportunities (…or why we call ourselves Fourth Quadrant Partners)

Entrepreneurs are in the opportunity business. They like nothing more than to find a problem no one else has been able to solve and to create a business by being the first one to solve it. They are usually not … Continue reading

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How do huge institutions learn how to learn from failure?

Great question! I have been working with the World Bank since last October on this question. I gave a presentation on “Lessons (Not Yet) Learned” to a not-so-eager World Bank audience on the topic back then. You can watch the … Continue reading

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Reaching for an Inflection Point

Human beings are incredibly smart and resourceful. Every single day, we use language to construct sentences we’ve never uttered before. Many of us drive heavy machinery at 60 miles per hour for years in rivers of other human beings in … Continue reading

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