February 16, 2016

Look out below


There comes a point when you no longer see the details. You’ve been working on it so long, and so much is so familiar, that you only really see the big picture and miss the nuances.

Day to day, that’s fine. In a stable-state universe, where the sun beats relentlessly and nothing much changes – what was true yesterday will be true tomorrow. Steady as she goes, captain.

But when you’re tucked away in your state rooms … a new crew member finds things impenetrable, a gust blows in from the competition, a storm of contract renewals, an air of entitlement looms on the horizon.

Look out below!

Despite appearances, everything’s changing all the time. There’s no such thing as steady state.

Skippy Strategy: As soon as something changes – the very moment – get out on deck.