One of our associates has a small tendency of losing track of the Big Tangible Picture (BTP) whenever the stress becomes overwhelming. In some occasions, So he takes a few days off and visits his favorite fishing hole.
That fishing hole is a solitary locale that allows him to hear his thoughts and his own rants . There are usually no digital devices or any people near him.
This setting of tranquility enables him to think through his many situations and an assortment of questions.
Following is an abridged list of those questions:
- What tangible bodies of water should he be fishing at?
- What are the risk benefits, the risk challenges and the risk drawbacks for fishing at that specific body of water?
- What types of fishes could/should he catch?
- What are the risk benefits, the risk challenges and the risk drawbacks for catching that fish?
- To lure a big fish, what type of bait does one needs?
- Is his fishing line strong enough to hold the fish?
- Does he need a team?
- If so, what is the common interest in attracting the right team?
- How does he attract the right team?
During the reading process, he makes the effort to compare the essence of that classic to Sunzi's Art of War. (I presumed that some of you have already done that and will be publishing a book on that topic soon.)
The Compass Principle
The quantity of relevant answers is proportional to the tangibility of The Big Tangible Picture (BTP).
The quality of the answers is always proportional to the probability of the fisherman's success.
The type of fishes that one pursues, is usually based on their feel for risk.
Fwiw, there are more questions to this list. We will elaborate on the other questions in a future post. Some of these questions, could be found on somewhere in this blog. Good luck in finding them!
Comments From The Compass Desk
Going to a quiet watering hole is the first phase of the process. Once the relevant answers are known, the next step is assessing it in terms of strategic efficiency.
Positioning ahead by developing the script. That is the next phase.