May 11, 2017



Some things are truly one-of-a-kind. There’s no choice but to make them up as you go along, learning along the way just in case there’s a next time that’s similar enough to benefit from the lesson. In truth, every new thing starts this way. It’s a game of organising complexity, bringing together the moving parts so they coalesce, just like this, for just this purpose.

And you get used to it.

If you don’t watch out, everything is organised as something special. Everything is different. Endless variations, hand-tooled every time.

Which is fine if that’s the business model. But for most of us, it shouldn’t be that way. And it doesn’t help anyone when it is.

Everything is slower, more expensive, takes more effort.

So simplify. Build the learning into the standard operating process.

The aim: deliver the value more easily.

Skippy strategy: Squeeze out complexity.