Thanks to Jessica Hagy and her Indexed project, we’ve seen lots of graphs and venn diagrams to communicate ideas outside of data. Some are bad and others are good. Here’s one of the good ones. Bud Caddell shows what it takes to make the perfect business, or more generally, just about everyone’s dream – to get paid for what you’re good at and love to do. Get the poster version of the graphic here.
This point has been made in book form, Dave Pollards _Finding the Sweet Spot_ (http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/finding_the_sweet_spot:paperback)
Caddell’s illustration is much catchier, though.
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An clear and compelling illustration of an important concept with a single graph.
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This concept comes directly from the Hedgehog Strategy of businesses in Good to Great, by Jim Collins, complete with Venn diagram. Publishing it without attribution stretches the bounds of acceptability.
interesting. it must’ve slipped into his subconscious or something, because in his post he said he doodled it on a piece of paper one day.
here’s the alleged original venn diagram – slide 17
i forgot the link: http://www.slideshare.net/d903857/good-to-great-1256520
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