True Intellectuals Understand Me!
Professor Nigel (I love that name) Nicholson is a Professor at the
London Business School.
He recently wrote a masterfully crafted article for the “Business Daily – Africa” entitled:
“Wisdom of using partnerships”.
Sir Nigel (as I call him) waxed eloquently in elaborating his thesis of ”
CLRs – critical leader relationships.”
But, of course the most prestigious Professor could not come upon a better example than Bill and myself, he writes:
“… Microsoft, one of the mightiest and most impressive corporations on the planet, regularly voted a most admired company and one of the best to work for, has been led for most of its existence by a very unleader- like geek called Bill Gates. How did he do this? By realising early on that his talents alone could not build lasting success.
He surrounded himself by the best people he could find and during the years of greatest growth relied on a partner in leadership who had all the talents that he Gates himself lacked — organisational savvy, people skills, and a confident administrative authority — one Steve Ballmer.”
I am regularly excoriated, ridiculed, lambasted and mocked by those of lower estate, but this article reminded me once more that in the hallowed halls of academia (where those who truly matter habitate) I am a god!