April 29, 2022

What happened


Any discussion about what to do next relies very heavily on what has happened before. And any discussion about what has happened before flirts very heavily with moaning about all the things we, you, they did wrong and exactly why it was wrong and who was to blame for it going wrong. The reason it goes this way probably has nothing to do with attempts at blame, it’s more likely that everyone is happier and on safer ground when they talk about things they think they understand (like the past) than things they’re not sure about (like the future).

The job then is to get context from the past, triangulate the way points, but not to get stuck amongst them. It is to use the past as orientation, and then to spend all the energy on what happens next.

Skippy strategy: Use what happened as a springboard to the future.