A Culture of Discipline Chapter six

The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline--a problem that largely goes away if you have the right people in the first place (Collins, 2001, p.121)

Balance of entrepreneurial spirit and discipline

Culture of discipline and ethic of entrepreneurship

Responsibility Accounting: every item of cost, income, and investment clearly identified with single individual responsibility for that item

Build a culture full of people who take disciplined action within the three circles, fanatically consistent with the Hedgehog Concept (Collins, 2001, p.124)

Freedom and Responsibility, within a framework

  • self-disciplined people who don't need to be managed
  • focus on managing the system, not the people

"Rinsing your cottage cheese"

  • Dave Scott: won Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon six times
  • one small step that added to all other small steps
  • create consistent program of superdiscipline
  • begins at the top

Enduring culture of discipline v. Tyrant disciplinarian

examples: Rubbermaid and Chrysler

Anything that does not fit with our Hedgehog Concept, we will not do (Collins, 2001, p.134)

not opportunity creation, opportunity selection

Stop-doing List

budgeting: discipline to decide which arenas should be fully funded and which should not be funded at all

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