The Bush House Telegraph
News and views from the Deloitte Center for Strategic Leadership, Bush House, London
It’s July and in countries in the West thoughts are turning to summer vacation. In a week or less, many people will start to flee cities for the sea. Commercial centers like Milan, demonically hot and humid in the summer, will resemble ghost towns.
Even in London, where cranking up the air conditioning is rarely necessary, it’s a business truism that “you can’t get anything done in August.”
When school’s out, so are families—bound for airports, or highways, or both but, generally, for a beach.
For those who find beaches a bit boring, I’ve got something new to wile away the hours. But don’t worry, it’s not a guide to global accounting principles. It’s a game (and it’s not “I spy”). I call it “Spot the metaphor,” and I owe it all to management writers Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom, authors of the The Starfish and the Spider: The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations.