Facts and Evidence: the great levelers

“James Barksdale, a former CEO of Netscape, once remarked at a company meeting something to the effect:”

If the decision is going to be made by the facts, then anyone’s facts, as long as they are relevant, are equal. If the decision is going to be made on the basis of people’s opinions, then mine [he was the CEO at the time] counts for a lot more.

“What this anecdote illustrates is that facts and evidence are great levelers of a corporate hierarchy.”

Hard Facts by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton

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