Jim Barksdale’s 3 Rules of Business

Jim Barksdale of Netscape fame offers us these management nuggets:

* The first rule is, if you see a snake, don’t call committees, don’t call your buddies, don’t get a meeting together; just kill the snake.

* The second rule is, don’t go back and play with dead snakes. We haven’t got time to go back and revisit decisions.

* The third rule is, all opportunities start out looking like snakes. So look at problems as opportunities.