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October 22, 2012


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This is true if the team is identified with the individuals who compose it, and perhaps in the early '60s the management of the team made that identification. (It is a very natural mistake.)

But the proverb 铁打的营盘流水的兵 suggests that an enlightened manager has at least the possibility of anticipating and forestalling the kind of decline which is caused by the aging or burn-out of an institution's personnel. Other kinds of decline, such as when the ecosystem for which the institution was well-adapted begins to change, are harder or impossible to forestall.

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