Posted on December 1, 2010

Things I've Learned (and am still learning)

Use a Big Sharpie to Discuss An Issue That's Not Moving At The Rate It Should.

If you have a big issue you want to move forward and it’s bogged down in the details, get out a sharpie and a clean piece of paper and think about the pieces, how they interrelate, and what to do. Write small phrases and connect the boxes. There is a chapter on this subject in the book ReWork, by Jason Fried. After reading it, I asked our management team to come to a meeting and present three ideas with a sharpie and an 8.5x11 piece of paper for each idea. Everyone agreed it was a great way to discuss an issue quickly and move forward.