Order of Operations

 

Everything we’ll ever do has an order.
No matter what task we pursue, there’s some sort of natural progression that will have to be followed.

It’s the scientific formula,
or the creative process,
or astronomy,
or history,
or meteorology,
or architecture…
Even water follows some rules as it flows.

When we encounter a progression that doesn’t have an easily-discernible set of steps that has to be strictly adhered to, it’s easy to get ourselves into trouble.

Business can present these kinds of tripwires every single day.
It’s tempting — sometimes easy — to mis-prioritize profits…

over knowledge,
over training,
over marketing,
over mission,
or eventually…

over people.