The Fosbury Flop

Another great post by Rob Paterson: Why change is difficult – The story of the Fosbury Flop. Reminds me of the Machiavelli quote

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand more perilous to conduct more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things; because the innovator will have for enemies all who have done well under the old conditions and only lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new

3 thoughts on “The Fosbury Flop

  1. Paul Goodison

    More Twilight zone music…

    …and I read that Machiavelli quote for the first time on Monday (and now see it again here). Coincidence? Serendipity? No. I’m going for spooooky 🙂

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  2. Big Blog Company

    Quote to remember

    There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things; because the innovator will have for enemies all who have…

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  3. jake

    That quote has been my favorite for many years…ironically, my job title is “Change Analyst” and I get a close-up view of how adjustments and variations to status quo can unravel certain individuals. I also enjoy the “I Ching”…it’s worth having a look. Basically, I think if one can cope with change…one can survive. Being the ‘fittest’ is only a fraction of the story.

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