Lessons from the Galactic Empire

Why the scrappy rebel alliance was always destined for victory

A failure of leadership?

Those who know me will know I’m a Star Wars fan. A friend of mine, back in my Netscape days, and I would compete to insert Star Wars quotes into meetings. As I’ve spent more time in management, however, I’ve realised that the Galactic Empire is the archetype of a large number of crippling organisational dysfunctions. In fact, when I was talking…