Why you need a “WTF Notebook”

Every time I join a new team, I go to the next fresh page, and on top of that page I write: “WTF – [Team Name].” Then I make a note every time I run into something that makes me go “wtf,” and a task every time I come up with something I want to change.

This is brilliant.

I have a similar thing I do from time to time with building a list of things that need to get done around the house. I go to each room, sit down, and simply ask myself, “What’s broken?”

Results in a pretty comprehensive actionable list.

costs – The Homebound Symphony

Every choice — every choice ever made by every human being — carries costs. Some of the costs are easily borne; some, though, are unmanageable, or even catastrophic.

This. So much this.

Also, what’s the plan? I know you want what you want, but just stomping one’s feet and demanding it is not enough. Where’s the plan to get it?