This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Sunday, June 29, 2003
Randomity (Coincidence? I Think Not.) -- A (typically) well written and insightful piece from Flemming Funch on "The discovery of meaning in coincidences." Ming's essay reminded me that, in the search for solutions in a system, we all know dealing with individual issues is both ineffective and inefficient, and the better approach is to search for a common root cause related to as many problems as possible. The wider one throws the net -- the more randomly unrelated that problems associated with a system seem -- the better the chances are that a deeper core problem of the system will be identified. That tap-root cause and it's solution can then be translated to solutions for the individual symptoms -- solutions that are aligned with one another and form the basis for an overall, non-conflicting strategy for improvement.
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