Dead Fish
Dead Fish

Those fish are all going to die. That is what happens when there are too many fish in the fish bowl…they die. Plain and simple, there is not enough water…not enough space. It is a capacity problem. The environment is not sustainable. Organizations are similar to a fish bowl in terms of capacity. They need […]

Competence
Competence

It is difficult—close to impossible—to navigate the subway system in Tokyo if you cannot read Japanese. No matter how smart you are, you need to be competent with the basics of written Japanese. Competence can be gained with study or exposure to new things. If you move to Japan, you will gain some comfort with […]

Stay on the Beam
Stay on the Beam

Stay on the Beam! That is what pilots did to stay on course. It was a radio beam…when they were on the beam it was silent. This quiet was a benevolent affirmation of their plane’s trajectory and velocity. When they got off the beam – they heard an audible noise. This negative feedback continued until […]