May 14, 2007

News & Opinion: How to peel a banana

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How do you peel a banana? If you're like me, you peel it the "wrong" way. That's the way we're taught. Pinching a banana from the other end is actually easier as we've learned from gorillas.
Seth, too, admits to the crime of knowing the "right" way to peel a banana but still insists on peeling it the "wrong" way.
Why? It's hard to execute change whether in peeling bananas or reorganizing companies. According to Jim Collins, "fewer than 1% of companies ever make the leap" (from the May 2007 Business 2.0 article, Changing Minds).
And, while we're on the topic of bananas, did you know they are easily split into thirds?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.