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    a bit of a give away

    Please make the following in bold clear for me.

    1. However, camouflage is one major purpose of the (zebra's) stripes. In military camouflage, one tries to remove what can be seen---shift (movement)... shade (including colour). A large-tank shaped object is a bit of a give away regardless of its colour---the purpose of camouflage netting is to break up that shape as well as create shade to mask the colour.

    2. In 1981 Jack Welch was appointed CEO and later in the year released a vision which was that GE was to be either number 1 or number 2 in all markets in which they compete. If they were not presently 1 or 2 the strategy was either to get there very quickly, or exit. The philosophy was built on a question asked by Peter Drucker 'If you weren't already in the business, would you enter it today?' If the answer was 'No', the follow up question was 'What are you going to do about it?'

    Would you explain the above in bold in easier English? What does it mean in the above context?

    Thank you.

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    Re: a bit of a give away

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Please make the following in bold clear for me.

    1. However, camouflage is one major purpose of the (zebra's) stripes. In military camouflage, one tries to remove what can be seen---shift (movement)... shade (including colour). A large-tank shaped object is a bit of a give away regardless of its colour---the purpose of camouflage netting is to break up that shape as well as create shade to mask the colour.
    A vehicle as huge as a military tank would be very noticeable in any setting. So tanks are painted in colors that match the surroundings (camouflage) to make them blend in and not be so obvious.

    2. In 1981 Jack Welch was appointed CEO and later in the year released a vision which was that GE was to be either number 1 or number 2 in all markets in which they compete. If they were not presently 1 or 2 the strategy was either to get there very quickly, or exit. The philosophy was built on a question asked by Peter Drucker 'If you weren't already in the business, would you enter it today?' If the answer was 'No', the follow up question was 'What are you going to do about it?'
    If General Electric wasn't already selling Item X, would they be so bold as to enter an already competitive market with their own version of Item X?

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