The tech world is abuzz with the dismissal and return of Sam Altman. This course of events, no doubt will reshape the industry for decades. There is still much of the drama of the boardroom shrouded in mystery, but the situation underscores a critical lesson for all business leaders.
What’s clear is that when a group of experts is united, they have the power to push back and drive the next wave of change.
This scenario is a reminder: board actions come with multiple outcomes and unintended consequences. While we may never know the full story, it’s essential to anticipate various scenarios when making pivotal decisions.
As for OpenAI and Microsoft, we must now ask ourselves, do they have the resources and leadership to navigate this? What is the key takeaway for us?
Always think through the multiple possible outcomes of your decisions.