My guest post on Successful Workplace

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Toby BeresfordThe following is a guest post by Toby Beresford. Toby is founder of a tool to create multi-variable leaderboards from both business and social data. He can be reached at @tobyberesford.

At the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, a smaller British fleet routed a larger  French one, destroying 22 French ships without a single British vessel being lost.

For French Admiral Villeneuve, there are many reasons why he lost, but one in particular strikes our attention as management scientists – his fleet was slow out of the harbor at Cadiz.

Getting out of the harbor

It’s a common problem for any business – time is that most precious commodity. Successful businesses get things done in time, or “just in time” if you prefer. Yet going faster is never easy. “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go with a team”…

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