Journal: Strategy That Involves Crossing a Valley

September 7, 2012

in Journal Notes

My Sad Plant

Friday location:  Studio  |  Seven  |  Studio     ||     6:25 am – 11:20 pm

  • Management:  I think we’ve found an important next hire for Seven Cycles today.  I’m hoping I’ll know in the next couple weeks.  Big changes afoot.  All good.  Change is always good.  Wait, what?
  • Brochure Quote “What have I learned from my years as a gear hound? Well, once the shine comes off and after you give up on cleaning every bit of dirt from between your cogs, the best bike is the one you ride the most and think about the least.”   Who wrote this beauty?  Get the brochure to find out.
  • Product Design:  Worked on Seven’s 30.9 seat post and seat tube sleeve standard today.  One of the “new” items for the 2013 season.  I’ll post images soon.  It’s a cool set up.

  • Product Design:  Worked on Seven’s ISP design a bit today.  Still codifying the production standards.
  • Event:  Tonight:  NECX party at RSC.  Not sure how I’m going to stay on my feet.
  • Note:  I know I’m working too much when I can’t seem to water the only plant I have in my office.  So sad.  It’s incredibly durable and resilient.  I have a lot I can learn from my neglected hanging office plant.

Post title:  Neal Stephenson from “Innovation Starvation.”

“Any strategy that involves crossing a valley – accepting short-term losses to reach a higher hill in the distance – will soon be brought to a halt by the demands of a system that celebrates short-term gains and tolerates stagnation, but condemns anything else as failure.  In short, a world where big stuff can never get done.”

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