The map has been replaced by the compass


The map keeps getting redrawn, because it’s cheaper than ever to go offroad, to develop and innovate and remake what we thought was going to be next. Technology keeps changing the routes we take to get our projects from here to there. It doesn’t pay to memorise the route, because that same route is going to change soon.

The compass, on the other hand, is more important then ever. If you don’t know which direction you are going, how will you know when you are off course? (or on course)

And yet…

And yet we spend most of our time learning (or teaching) the map, yesterday’s map, while we are anxious and afraid to spend any time at all calibrating our compass.

Asking for the step by step slides, bullet points, or seeking a dummies guide (map) has been replaced by knowing where you want to go (compass) and drawing your own map on how you will get there.

Don’t follow the rules, make your own rules.

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