The following is a quick stab at how I work through product development that I drafted in response to some workplace questions. I always have plans to refine, clarify, and polish these types of things, but I never get to it. Publishing now with the hope that making it live incentivizes me to come back and edit. Continue reading “Finding problems”
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
― Robert Frost
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.
– Donald Trump to Lesley Stahl in 60 Minutes interview, “The Republican Ticket“
Factions with strict ideological agendas love to pretend as if all policy issues, problems and solutions are simple and self-evident. But this is absurd. In truth, our world is now connected by an incredibly complex web of political, legal and economic relationships; a Gordian knot of competing agendas that can quickly take ‘simple’ solutions to very unhappy places.
– Michael Arnovitz, in Thinking About Hillary — A Follow-up.