In a recent blog post about recruiting talent to companies, Wayne Wilson, principal of a business advisory services firm in Virginia, used a quote from head football coach David Cutcliffe as an epigraph. The post, titled “Do you have enough players on your team?” starts with this pearl from the affable and gregarious first-year coach:
“We’ve got enough football players to compete. If you can compete, you can win.”
Cutcliffe was talking about turning around Duke Football, of course; I’m not sure he had in mind the strategic practices of Fortune-500 (or even those of his own program, as I wrote about last fall). Still, if Wilson was able to make the correlation, perhaps Cutcliffe has a future as an faculty member at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, much like Mike Krzyzewski.