Season-ending defeats

In every major sport, the best teams enter a playoff to determine the overall winner.  In the case of NCAA Men’s Basketball, that’s 64 teams, sometimes more.  All but one of those teams will end their season with a loss.  And that is where all the analogies of sports and business diverge, because in business (and in life) accountability and results are ongoing.  You’re never done with customer satisfaction, or sales, or innovation.  Your last victory, and especially your last defeat, does not define you.

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