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Inflection Point

The point on a curve where the direction of the curvature changes.


Example: In business, inflection points are infrequent events that result in a significant change in the current developmental course of a person, company, or even an industry.


Andy Grove, Intel’s cofounder, described a strategic inflection point as an event that changes the way we think and act:


“The competitive marketplace and a person’s place in it are dynamic and constantly evolving. In the midst of dramatic change and upheaval, one cannot always distinguish the actual turning points that delineate the ‘new normal.’”


Wisdom: “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” —Warren Buffett


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