Multiple Sources

Thomas Aquinas once wrote “beware of the person with one book”. A person whose entire knowledge comes from one source isn’t able to consider all options, all possibilities and all potential outcomes.

This is more applicable now than any other time in history because, on the one hand, we have access to more sources via the internet than ever before but we also tend to be taking more and more sides.

People who watch Fox News might never consider anything CNN has to offer. The flip is also the case.

People who read Breitbart might never consider the possibilities offered by Mother Jones. The flip is also the case.

When we finally acknowledge that it’s not about sides or parties but rather about people and each person might have some conservative views and some liberal views. Their life experiences might expose them to things there one source hasn’t considered.

I’m not going to claim to be immune to this issue as I get frustrated with both sides so sometimes choose to simply ignore the issues altogether and while I know that isn’t a solution, it is easier than picking a side and stubbornly staying with that side regardless of the facts.

Have a great day and go read a different book.

Lawrence

Desperation

When people or organizations are desperate they can either give up or go all in.

Those who give up have determined their own fate.

Those who go all in and believe in themselves and are willing to innovate their way out of desperation also are able to determine their own fate.

You have the ability to determine your fate but that doesn’t mean that it’s always a good things=.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Demand Benchmarks

Whenever you are involved in a project demand benchmarks.

People frequently say that if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it and you can’t do a comparison if you don’t have a benchmark to work from.

Having benchmarks is the bare minimum but without the minimum how can you determine improvement.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Do you know your team?

How well do you know the people you work with?

Do you know their hobbies, their education their experience?

Are you missing opportunities because there are people in your group have expertise that you don’t know about.

Missed opportunities because you don’t know your team can set you back tremendously. Take advantage of what people know.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Give it time

When change happens, people tend to overreact not because it’s good or bad but rather simply because it’s different.

Be willing to give it some time in order to see if the change actually is good or bad and not just is different.

Have a great day!

Lawrence