Is Your Organization a Hedgehog or a Fox?

The hedgehog concept was first introduced by Isaiah Berlin, the famous British political theorist, philosopher, and historian, in his 1953 essay, The Hedgehog and the Fox.  In it, he divides the world into hedgehogs and foxes based on an ancient Greek parable from the poet Archilochus:  “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”  The analogy is that...

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