preserve the core

Preserve the Core: Five Lessons & Six Questions

Jim Collins quote  truly great companies understand what should never change.Great Leadership Lessons, Note 05:
Jim Collins and St. Augustine have something in common. They both understand the crucial difference between what is core/essential and what is secondary and not-core.

Augustine said, "In essentials - unity. In non-essentials - diversity. In all things - charity."

Collins says, "Preserve the Core. Stimulate progress (in everything else).

This is the LINCHPIN idea in Built to Last. A linchpin is a "thing" that holds together all the other elements of a complex system.

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