(1). When management thinks they are smarter than everyone else, including their regulators.
(2). When management thinks they can simply manage their way out of anything.
“Well, Ken…I think there’s a little institutional arrogance coming out of the executive office on this Reg. W thing. If it were me, I probably wouldn’t have opened the meeting by calling the Fed examiners a bunch of pencil-pushing bureaucrats. But, that’s just me.”
(1). An initiative undertaken by a company to produce unlimited opportunities. It is, of course, a pipe dream that results in over-diversification and, ultimately, a reversion back to the company’s core competencies (see also cultural evolution).
“We’re planning to adopt a blue ocean strategy for 2013. We’re now going to focus on both importing AND exporting!”