Alex Knapp of Forbes.com penned this very clever article analyzing the five leadership mistakes made by the Galactic Empire in the Star Wars movies (IV-VI). Interestingly, many of the mistakes highlighted here also apply to high tech companies. For example, Knapp cites "focusing all of the organization’s efforts into a single goal and failing to consider alternatives" as a key takeaway. Not only can that attitude apply to many tech startups, but it typified the dot com era. Whether you are looking for other leadership pearls of wisdom, or are just a Star Wars fan, this is a great read. If you happen to be a Star Trek fan, there are links to leadership lessons from that series posted here as well.
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(submitted by Robin)