The other day, a friend and colleague gave me some feedback on my recent changes to my web. 'It's gotta be easy to understand', was one critique that got my mind spinning. So I did some homework to see what I could improve. As a result of this, "As Simple As 1 - 2 - 3" headline sprung to mind - my application of the classic '3-step' marketing attention-getting method.
"So, Is it?" piped in my need for integrity.
"Well not really!"
But happily, I can actually say it's As Simple As …
MECE me .. (please)
I was re-reading "The McKinsey Way" the other day when, after a quick glance through Chapter 1, the above quote came to mind. Ethan Rasiel, in his exposé of McKinsey's methodology, hammers us on the importance of structured thinking, what they call "MECE" thinking - their Church of Reason, their Church of Solution Making.
The Main Stream
They come. They analyze. They overwhelm. They dictate.
- By and by, some large costs and large failures they do create.
How well does that fit your needs? Does it fit anybody's, even the mainstream consultant?
And no wonder so few avail themselves of what Consulting can offer.
My need for Change
Begin with the End in Mind. Steven Covey
I've just finished another year long consulting gig and subsequently realized that my focus is continuing to shift. All part of a continuous improvement thing -- I hope.
Whereas I used to be more Techy focused, the passed 7+ years of life's lessons have increasingly taught me that:
Its All About the People!
Even in the specialized Techy world where the focus is too often on inanimate objects, and definitely in the broader business world. So I've come to the realization that the most pragmatic starting point and finishing point is 'The People'. More specifically, and hopefully a near statement of the obvious, its people's Universal Basic Needs that are the quantum start point for every business endeavour.