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Thursday, May 16, 2013


Jack remarked I have a lot of ready opinions, based on active study, about more subjects than most.

I said that was because I organize relatively. That allows me to reach a firm conclusion quickly and move on.

Need to change a conclusion? Not a problem. Quick acceptance and move on.

I am most uncomfortable (and make others uncomfortable) when I am assembling facts for a new conclusion. But that’s only for a couple of days while we are aggressively gathering data.

Last Friday, Frank said, “There is nothing complicated about doing the right thing. Hard maybe, but not complicated.” That is true often enough to be useful

Important undecideds are good for entertainment, but clog progress.

The key? In this circumstance, this is better than that.

Once I have decided, I can move on to the next, or use the realization to build something else. No philosophy, no morality, no big words.

In this circumstance, this is better than that.

Sales Lab Model – a good place to start.


David Oppenheimer said...

This is a brilliant example of the clash of Myers-Briggs Extroverts and Introverts. I hit this all the time when managing software developers. Here is a small extract from my soon-to-be-published book, The Nerd Herder:

"...Introverts are hesitant to act without thinking through things thoroughly. This saps the Extrovert. The Extrovert thinks the Introvert is over-analyzing things, that they have no guts to make a decision. On the flip side the Extroverts are perceived by the Introverts as fools who go off doing things all willy-nilly without reasonable thought.

E-Type: “Ha HA! I have relieved you of the burden of worrying about this decision…you did seem to be worrying this to death…So I’ve decided on this bold course of action and TA DA! And you’re welcome!”
I-Types: silently to themselves “Are you kidding me? He doesn’t know half of what he should. We don’t know if this is the right answer or not, we aren’t even close to making that call! And this clown comes in here and just says do THIS? Are you kidding me!”

It does not take a Rhodes scholar to see how these two groups will clash. In most organizations the IT staff has a filibuster-proof majority of Introverts and the vast majority of managers are Extroverts. "

Thoughthebrowser said...

Lovely, David!
You really expanded the post!
How about these?
Burn rate is a silent crippler.
Getting some momentum in any direction enhances ability to maneuver.
Many of the factors that will influence end product either don't exist or aren't known at the time the decision will be made.
Maybe not Relativity but Dynamism?

Unknown said...

I like the choice: which is better in the circumstance, this or that.

Choose and do something!

Steven Pressfield in The Art of War notes “It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot.”