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October 2010

The dangers of smartness.

A turkey farmer once told me that the domesticated turkey is the dumbest animal on earth. It is so dumb, in fact, that it goes way beyond not having the sense to come in out of the rain. Allegedly, if it starts to rain on a domesticated turkey, it will look up, to see what is falling on its head. And then, it will forget to put its head back down, water will get into its beak, and it will drown. Now, the guy may have been yanking my chain. But it certainly illustrates the danger of dumbness. No doubt,…

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We’re getting the band back together.

Sometimes, late at night, in the quiet of a nearly-deserted office, you start to have visions. You start to think things like…why am we here at 10:30 at night, all by ourselves…what can we do about this cycle…where can we find help…there’s lots of talent on the streets, why not hire some…but will our clients be satisfied with the work they do…will they be a fit in our culture…who really is out there…I wonder if we could just hunker down and get through this…if we did bring in help, what would our company look like…?And then, it suddenly comes clear.…

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