#2: Success = Energy/Entropy
#2: Everything for me comes down to a core principal that an organizations is a system, one that has and needs to acquire energy to survive and one that needs to eliminate or mitigate entropy, that which is destroying a structure over time. In a finite system, maximize energy. To grow the system, get more. Entropy comes from many place -- your family life, personnel issues, conflicting strategies. For me, it was such a simple model. I know when I have entropy -- I feel it in my gut. Own it. Understand it. Take action.