week-end report, week 43, 2012

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 43, 2012
scaffolding city shot 

[1] reverse-engineering what matters

When sorting out the value of something, think in terms of when it's over. The activity, the relationship, the company — when this chapter ends (if it ends) will it have been worth it? If it's quantifiable, how much is it worth? Quantifiable, or not: how will you value it?

[2] explain it to me like I'm a five year old

At most, six. Keep it that simple. Take the time it takes. I'm thinking of the six year old who's got the floor and is not sugar-highed and hyper on stage, I mean the slow-talking, suprisingly lyrical kid getting down to basics, not yet in a perennial rush to get on to the next thing. Explain it to me like that.

[3] there is no such thing as off the books

I know I take things very literally and not everyone does. And, that maybe that's something to reconsider. Still, I can't be moved here. Gray is fine. I like gray. I won't say that anything is necessarily black and white. It's still not off the books. 

You have to identify and account for all of it. One way or another.

scaffolding city, shot 135

scaffolding city, shot 135