Many readers will be uncomfortable with the speculative second half of the book, which has the feel of a young horse being set by its rider at some high fences. The risks of damage to both the horse and its rider are considerable, which is a pity given the potential of the horse and the esteem in which its rider is held.
- David K. Hurst is a contributing editor of strategy+business. His writing has also appeared in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and other leading business publications. Hurst is the author of Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change (Harvard Business School Press, 2002).