Analogy to Newton’s Laws

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Newton’s First Law of Motion states that ‘every object in a state of motion tends to remain in that state unless an external force is applied’

His Third Law of Motion states that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’.

In business, it could be said that for every activity there is a result. Whether the result is beneficial or not can depend on the preparation that had taken place before precipitating the activity.

A roller skater after propelling themselves forward will continue to roll for a longer period if the surface on which they are moving has been smoothed and cleared of obstacles such as gravel.

In business, the application of foresight, in preparing the way for an activity by the removal or mitigation of risks, will provide a more consistent, predictable and desirable result.

One significant difference between the analogy of Newton’s Laws and those describing business activity is that the application of NO Activity is also likely to produce a result. It is highly unlikely within a business that stasis be achieved by no activity. Nor is it likely to be desirable.

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