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From the American Indian Group (the Dakotas), there is a tribal wisdom that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.
However, the corporate strategy often tries other strategies with dead horses including the following:
1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Changing riders
3. Say things like, "This is the way we have always ridden this horse"
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse
5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses
6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses
7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horses
8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability
9. Comparing the state of dead horses in todays environment
10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead"
11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse
12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed
13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat"
14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance
15. Do a cost analysis study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper
16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster
17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead
18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses
19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses
20. Say that horse was procured with cost as an independent variable
1. Acquire dead horse