Create Your Conditions

Because knowing what to do and even how to do it is not enough: You have to know how to generate the required circumstances to make it all happen
  • Jesse Sostrin


THE HECTIC PACE OF THE MANAGER’S dilemma can make us think things are random, but behind every experience and outcome there is always a set of specific conditions that made it possible. The dilemma delivers unwanted conditions that undermine our capacity to achieve what we want, but to flip the scales you have to intentionally craft your own.


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