The Go-to Guy

The Go-To Guy — From Management by Fire a Conversation with Chef Anthony Bourdain, excerpted from the July 2002 Harvard Business Review:

Every kitchen has one evil genius who’s tolerated—someone you turn to when all else fails—a rule breaker, a scamp who’s willing to make a hard and sometimes unlovely decision for expediency. There’s actually a name for this person—the debrouillard, the person who gets you out of a jam.” Every project team needs one. Have you thanked him or her recently?”


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