There’s an old saying that a recession is the best time to start a new business. Business sages dispense this Zen type wisdom in the belief that hard times breed a new type of approach with innovation coming to the fore. Similarly I guess that when IT is facing major challenges from all sides the truly innovative CIO comes into their own.
So, a simple question for you. Given that beaten paths are for beaten men when was the last time you took a real flyer of a decision that was so off the wall it deserved to fall flat on its face but succeeded?