This is one I have heard at the BOD level a few times; putting the wood behind one arrow.
Here is a favorite example of putting all the wood behind one arrow from the Sun CEO back in 2007.
It basically boils down to concentrating on one area and focus.
It provides a worldview that provides solid constraints but focused energy.
I realize that describing this one is harder than it looks, but hopefully you get the idea.Tags: Startup Analogies