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Enterprise essential – drown your puppies

Be bold about stopping ‘pet projects’ that are losing money, particularly if they’re not furthering your mission. The idea of ‘organised abandonment’ in the not-for-profit sector dates back to management guru Peter Drucker’s work in the mid-1980s. He had some blunt advice: If your products or services aren’t number one or number two in the market, kill them.