In life, most companies do not have the capability to buy the best talent. Some of them would quietly presumed that they will never be contending for the "Number One" position in their niche. They are usually focused on low risk, low rewards ventures. Basically, survival is the name of their game
Ruminations from the Compass Desk
Ultra class sport strategists (like the late Bill Walsh, Bill Belichick, etc.) have always evaluated the new talent while being mindful of their cyclical value. They have always emphasized on the practice of replacing their run-downed talent one season sooner than one season later.
Regardless of the means for securing value, one must be aware that there is a timeline for everything.Compass Rule: Always be mindful of the seasonal cycle of anything relevant.