Be it personal lives or business , this framework is the guiding star

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Jim Collins from the book Good to Great highlights the Hedgehog Concept

Organizations that effectively communicate their WHY adhere to the Hedgehog Concept

Great organizations have an uncanny knack of communicating their WHY or the reason they exist , in an easily understandable manner.. The Hedgehog Concept is highlighted by three circles wherein the organization tries to operate at the common intersection point of these three circles.. The following three messages form the central theme of the threeContinue reading “Organizations that effectively communicate their WHY adhere to the Hedgehog Concept”

Great organizations use acquisitions to accelerate momentum not create it

The key to success of great organizations with acquisitions is that the big acquisitions generally take place only after the development and understanding of the three circles in the Hedgehog Concept and after the flywheel has built significant momentum.. This is what they use acquisitions as a accelerator of momentum not a creator of theContinue reading “Great organizations use acquisitions to accelerate momentum not create it”

Aligning use of technology with the Hedgehog Concept

The great organizations use technology as the ACCELERATOR of momentum not the CREATOR of it.. Great organizations understand technology first and decide to adopt the relevant technology that aligns with the three circles of the Hedgehog Concept.. Adopted from Jim Collins”s book Good to Great , this is what makes great organizations so successful..

Great organizations follow this mantra while taking any business decision

The great organizations as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great follow the below simple mantra for any business decision.. “Anything that does not fit with the HEDGEHOG concept they do not do” They do not launch unrelated businesses , do not make unrelated acquisitions , unrelated joint ventures.. If it doesContinue reading “Great organizations follow this mantra while taking any business decision”

These are the two principles based on which great companies craft their strategies

Firstly , the great organizations craft their strategies around deep understanding of the three circles mentioned in the Hedgehog concept: What can you be BEST in the WORLD at? What are you DEEPLY PASSIONATE about? Is the strategy ECONOMICALLY VIABLE? Secondly the great organizations translate their understanding into a simple , crystalline concept that guidedContinue reading “These are the two principles based on which great companies craft their strategies”

Getting to the Hedgehog Concept is an iterative process

A council is a body of of wise men is elected by a Level 5 leader to zero in on the Hedgehog Concept that is best fit for an organization.. Listed below are the steps that are part of an iterative process which eventually helps shape the best suited Hedgehog concept for an organization.. AskContinue reading “Getting to the Hedgehog Concept is an iterative process”

This quote follows from the Hedgehog Concept

The Hedgehog Concept as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great consists of the following three principles.. The goal of a great individual or organization is to focus at the intersection point of the three circles which are as follows.. What you do are you deeply PASSIONATE about What you do areContinue reading “This quote follows from the Hedgehog Concept”

How the Hedgehog Concept is made use of for budgeting in great organizations

Great organizations who adhere to the principles in the Hedgehog Concept undertake the process of budgeting with the following motive: All those areas that best fit the Hedgehog Concept are fully funded All those areas that do not fit the Hedgehog Concept are not considered for funding at all Adopted from Jim Collins’s book GoodContinue reading “How the Hedgehog Concept is made use of for budgeting in great organizations”