“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”
– Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence)
Constant improvement and change is an unfortunate but necessary condition of existence within the rat race. It requires a degree of self loathing to catalyze the desired transformation, for if one is at peace, no metamorphosis is necessary. Alas, adaptation is critical to the survival of any system, and unless contentment is being in a loin cloth under the banyan tree, ’tis prudent to improve and change.