Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Kobayashi Maru Solution


Every leader at some stage faces a decision where whatever he/she decides will lead to the deaths of thousands, no matter what he/she decides the leader will be blamed for those deaths (ie they face a no win scenario).

When faced with such a decision, the true leader (the one that will go down in history as a great leader) needs to grasp history by the privates and seek Captain Kirk's Kobayashi Maru solution (one that breaks the rules and dispenses with the binary choice no win scenario).

It should be noted that not every leader has gone down in history as a great leader!

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