Save the stretch goals for AFTER the decision is made
Strategically withholding information from experts improves objectivity & accuracy
What do you really want: great analysis or your first impressions repeated back to you?
Lousy ideas sneak through approval processes by hiding in the folds of great ideas.
Financial engineering does not transform a dubious project into a winner. When the spreadsheets describe a boost in value, check for new risks hiding below the surface.
Value, Risk… and Flexibility. In turbulent times, decision makers need flexibility when selecting the best solution.
Anticipating our competitors' response is our all too common blind spot.
When a team skips proven brainstorming steps, even a loser solution can seem like a ‘no-brainer.’
We are asking the wrong questions, not calculating the wrong answers.
Over-valuing our non-core businesses ties up precious capital in the wrong assets.