Get it done too soon and you might need to either redo, undo or pay the opportunity cost. Wait too long and possibly miss the boat. Wait just long enough to see how things play out, then jump in the right direction before others do. This lets you gather more information than those who acted … Continue reading Timing

Then what?

It’s often about asking then what? If this, then what?  If you get the paperwork and it says this, then what? If it says that, then what? If it says this AND that, then what? If is says neither this NOR that, then what? The problem occurs when the answer to then what? is an assumption. In which … Continue reading Then what?

I got fancy

My problem was that I thought I was smart: I won piano competitions; I scored nineties in university; I majored in physics; I published academic papers; I got accepted into a direct-entry PhD program at the most prestigious university in Canada. I was inexperienced, a tad bit narcissistic and too proud. So when life got … Continue reading I got fancy