My brother-in-law tried surfing and wind-surfing for the first time yesterday and it got me thinking about complexity and a few similarities became apparent to me.
Managing complex projects is a bit like surfing. You need to position yourself right and paddle like crazy to catch a great ride. It takes time to watch and try before you understand the patterns of the surf, but the result is a thrilling ride and lot of distance covered with very little effort. I am always amused by the elite swimmers of the business world who claim it was their paddling alone that was responsible for the wave in the first place.
Is this the f—g button?
1 day ago