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Chapter 11. Organizations: Achieve Best Fit

Chapter 11. Organizations: Achieve Best Fit

  • Success requires a “best fit” between an individual and an organization

  • Individuals must be truthful about whether they're a Ferrari or a Ford

  • Organizations need to place great weight on a person's personality, ambitions, and character

The door is opened by the CEO, 34 years old, and wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt, and boots. A basketball hoop hangs on the back of the door, right next to huge plastic blow-up Crayola® crayons. People are jammed into crowded office space, most of it messy with stuff sprawled all over desks, chairs, and the floor. The hum never quits; intense conversations are going on everywhere. Suddenly there's a big bang! The CFO just knocked a hole in the wall. Welcome to the borderless start-up, where success is a work in progress and the margin between excitement and exhaustion is a thin red line.


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