September 3, 2015

Learn the line


It starts with the basics.

Architects learn how to hold a pencil. Programmers learn logic. Designers learn the simplicity of the line.

Fabricators, to bend and cut and weld metal. Data scientists, to corral the points and wrangle the meta. Doctors, anatomy. Civil engineers, soil and materials. Product developers, how to fit Tab A into Slot B.

It always starts with the basics.

For teams, the basic is how to work together.

Day one of the first term … “Who are you really?”

Skippy Strategy: Tell your colleagues what you’re good at, where you’re not so good, and how they can get the best from you. Repeat as necessary.