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QOTD: Context is Key

“There is a mistaken belief that people, or for that matter organizations, can be ‘context free’ and objective in their choices and judgments. But we and the places where we work are very much products of our history and past decisions — we are, in a phrase, ‘path dependent’ — a consequence of the particular path traversed to get to where we are.”
—Business School Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD ’72, writing as a panelist on the Washington Post forum “On Leadership.”

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Also on Stanford Knowledgebase:

  1. QOTD: Americans and Their Leaders
  2. QOTD: Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart
  3. Larry Ellison: Charm Isn’t Everything

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