In Greek mythology, the Gordian Knot represents a complicated and seemingly unsolvable problem. According to the legend, the man clever enough to unravel the Gordian Knot would inherit a kingdom in Asia Minor. Many men attempted this task in hopes of collecting a rich reward, but only one man proved victorious. Alexander the Great was one of many men who tried to untie the knot. He failed at first, but tried a unique approach — he swiftly cut the knot with his sword. No one had previously thought to employ such an unconventional method. For solving a challenge that seemed impossible, Alexander the Great inherited the crown.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander the Great
The legend of the Gordian Knot still has relevance, particularly in today’s complex financial environment. Clients come to Gordian Group with challenging knots and untapped opportunities. For more than 25 years, we have employed a range of creative strategies to help clients cut through complex issues, solve problems and unlock value.