"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." -- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and inventor
Last week, during a discussion on business strategy, two of my clients really locked horns. They each took a position and dug in their heels. Eventually the conversation reached a standstill. To get them back on track I had them switch gears and play devil's advocate - literally building a case against their own ideas. It allowed them to see the flaws in their positions a little more clearly.
The biggest sports news of recent days, at least on the east coast of the U.S., is Alex Rodriguez's signing with the New York Yankees. A lot of baseball pundits have been comparing Rodriguez to Babe Ruth, but when we caught up with the A-Rod last September, he told Fast Company that his idol was not Babe Ruth or Cal Ripken... but Leonardo da Vinci.