While the story had already been told, Jim Collins in Good to Great brought us the story of Admiral James Stockdale who was a prisoner of war for 8 years during the Vietnam War. In the book, Collins coined the term The Stockdale Paradox because prisoners who were the optimists died of a broken heart.
In this week’s podcast after a continued period of angst, hardship, and concern in the midst of COVID-19, Mark and Bruce also talk about a few ‘c’ words other than the word calm.
The 3 Cs Mark and Bruce Discuss
We’ve been hearing the word calm a lot during this current crisis. Great word, but Mark and Bruce addressed three more:
Book Mentioned During the Show
As already mentioned, Good to Great was mentioned where the Stockdale Paradox is included.