August 25, 2020

With context


It’s tempting, compelling, practical to jump in to the middle of the thing, with all the details and where are the arguments lie. To spend time digging around and obsessing about winning this little battle and explaining exactly why that is the only way to do the thing. To focus on the minutiae.

Tempting, compelling and practical for you maybe. Not for the rest of us. The rest of us want to understand the context first. We want to see where this fits in the scheme of things and why it’s important enough in the first place to get us all around a table to discuss it. We need to catch up with concepts before we can even look at details.

So start there; with context. Five minutes. Two. This is what we’re talking about.

Skippy strategy: Before you talk about it, talk about what you’re talking about.