I love Angry Birds. It’s addictive. Ask the bleary-eyed friend who’d stayed up way too late determined to get to the next level — and got me hooked on it. So, of course I laughed when I saw www.cio.com’s article, “10 Lessons from Angry Birds That Can Make you a Better CIO”:
- you have to play to know the rules
- people succeed best when their unique talents are recognized; I’d add her “and utilized” cuz too often, they aren’t
- you can’t recover from a really bad start so cut your losses, restart & try again
- different problems require different specialists; seems obvious, but it’s not often the case
- blowing something up isn’t necessarily felt everywhere; “You can’t just fiddle with a solution in the corner and hope that it will disburse throughout the organization. It takes a clear understanding of organizational physics to make change stick.”
- most improvements are incremental; isn’t that the truth? “If you want a high score you have to be patient and accept incremental improvement by applying lessons learned from past attempts. Every once in a while, you change a strategy or accidentally discover a new tactic that results in an exponential improvement in the score, but that is very rare.”
- just because you’ve mastered one task doesn’t make you master of all……sigh……true, true….
- you can never do the same thing exactly the same way
- some goals require more birds
- there’s more than one way to win.
11. don’t be complacent.
I can only assume that he, too, loves Angry Birds. He’s also written ‘Listening to the Future’ and ‘Management by Design’.