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The Hare and the Tortoise: The race is not to speedy (XXIX). Epilogue.

… “The hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the Tortoise in time”.

The hare and the tortoise, a fable by Aesop

An illustration from The Tortoise and the Hare, 2004, illustration by Thompson

I would like to thank you for your constant presence during the last three months. We are so honored with your presence. Nothing involves more gratification in the life of a “work in progress author” in corporate strategy than your presence.

Our outline is completely finished.

Time to relax after this race. This time, I do not want you to read the key takeaways, nor a summary from the most relevant descriptive ideas from the saga. I think you deserve merited relax. This has been a high-level content epic, not easy to be understood. Just the first chapters of this saga were abridged from high-caliber philosophy and physics sources, all material that I could find from the most significant universities on the planet. So be sure, that you have received tiptoe information about the topic of the nature of time. Eleonora Escalante Strategy is so thankful to all these researchers and authors who participate indirectly on our publications. My appreciation for their work includes them always in our bibliographies.

Nevertheless, I am always trying to innovate in corporate strategy, by providing interesting themes simply and entertainingly, in an unpretentious way that it is easy for you to grasp the basics.  If you wish to pursue the curiosity of finding more information above of our episodes, please feel free to contact me. I will guide you to find more of what I write per episode.

If you have comprehended all that I have written, concerning the nature of time, and the three decision-making paths that are related to the corporate strategy domain, that is the best epilogue for us today.

“The hare and the tortoise fable” is ending today. When the hare woke up, he was not able to overtake the tortoise. He tried to run as much as he could, a fabulous sprint to overpass its slow olive-green opponent. But the hare was not gifted to win.  The gold-medalist was the Tortoise, one of the most beautiful slowest animals of all.   The tortoise, a natural champion who continued walking at her own pace, without any distraction, without napping, without any help, step by step, petit a petit… She did it! By the rules, and with such an elegant pacesetter style, a metronome that was only suitable for her.  Far away from the envy and arrogance of the hare, the tortoise made it. Distantly from the rhetoric of the speedy velocity, the tortoise won. Voila! She did it with such a remarkable humbleness. Unhurriedly, knowing that she was not only capable, but was trained to endure and emerge from all the rumours, betrayals and difficulties on her way. With a consistent attitude, without ostentatious or a showy agenda, she, the tortoise, is the most breathtaking and splendid champion. We have a lot to learn from her, aren´t we?

Eleonora Escalante Strategy is going to enter a two weeks vacation. We will be back on August the 10th with the third saga of the year: “Portfolio Analysis: Igniting a long term spirit into a short-term world”. I will teach you about the most famous portfolio analysis models. This is going to be developed from the point of view of an entity that has multiple strategic business units. Particularly, I certainly believe that we need to study these frameworks now, I will also share one portfolio analysis framework from our advisory business unit. After this pandemic, many businesses, included those who have been pursuing the “core” expansion, will need to diversify, not just to be ready for another pandemic, but for fixing all the issues related to the environment, inequality, xenophobic segregation, and excessive usage of disruptive NAIQIs (Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, quantum supremacy, and the Internet). The next saga will be an adventure to me, I will use music from wonderful artists to help me to transfer to you the messages of portfolio analysis. I will also use illustrations of my own (some paintings I have done during this quarter).

I will share my own painting version of Aesop´s fable once we come back from vacations. See you on August 10th!

A new saga is coming: “Portfolio Analysis: Igniting a long term spirit in a short term world”. As of August 10th.

Thank you for reading to me. As usual, blessings and only the best. Truly yours, Eleonora.

Disclaimer: Illustrations in Watercolor are painted by Eleonora Escalante. Other types of illustrations or videos (which are not mine) are used for educational purposes ONLY. Nevertheless, the majority of the pictures, images, or videos shown on this blog are not mine. I do not own any of the lovely photos or images posted unless otherwise stated.

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