Do Black Swans exist? Yup, in real life and as a metaphor for events that come to us as a complete surprise. Google the words ‘Black Swan’ and you will read ‘an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalised after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.’
Given the ‘Black Swan’ that has hit us world-wide over these past months, I thought it would be timely if we had a chat with my friend Doug Boebinger. Doug was a contributor to the original version of “The Keys to Our Success’. His chapter: “Hope for the Best. Plan for the Worst”. This is a great analysis of an often-neglected artifact of all our projects. And now all our lives.
My ‘ah ah moment’ in this discussion? Despite their color, Black Swans are not always negative.