A monk’s extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making. The ability to bat for six hours can come in the way of playing a ten-ball explosive innings. Sometimes your greatest strength can emerge as a weakness if the context changes. I suspect Lalit Modi is caught in such a dilemma.The enormity of his ambition for the IPL, a phenomenal ability to notice a profit-making opportunity, and the attention to detail that allows for successful execution of good ideas make Modi one of the finest decision-makers in a fast-moving environment. The best word I have heard to describe him is “audacious”; and it required audacity to take the IPL and convert it into a global sporting brand in a little over a year.
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