September 28, 2017

Piping hot


Cooking a meal, launching a product, fulfilling on a contract, carving the stone – the hardest part isn’t in any of the hard parts.

It isn’t in getting each ingredient ready; at any point having to spend all your teams time and attention helping one tiny morsel struggle its way into the light. Is isn’t bringing focus and commitment to the table and having the discipline to do the right thing at the right time – even if it’s just leaving things to brew on their own. It isn’t in the thousand steps that each need taking, one at a time, or the other thousand that have to happen in lock-step. Nor in the demand for creativity and flexibility and command of technologies you don’t even know at the start.

Not there, nor any single component.

The hard part: serving it together, piping hot.

Skippy strategy: Keep on top of time.