Monthly Archives: November 2010

A bad system is better than no system at all

A business run without a system is like a car driven by a man with short-term memory loss, continually having to guess which pedal is the brake, the gas, and the clutch. It will, most likely, eventually, and with luck, go forward, but the passengers aboard will not find the ride comfortable or smooth. And […]


“Elegance is the art of refusal” –Coco Chanel

Where are your people at?

A few weeks ago Seth Godin wrote about the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, which has these five steps, which I’ve cut and pasted here from Wikipedia: ********************************************************* 1. Novice “rigid adherence to taught rules or plans” no exercise of “discretionary judgment” 2. Advanced beginner limited “situational perception” all aspects of work treated separately with […]