Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ideas don't matter

In one of my lives, writing technical manuals for a vendor to the US Navy, we went through an interesting process: sitting through teleconference documentation reviews with US Navy personnel. One reviewer seemed to be trying to score points by being as caustic as possible. Her manner was not addressed by anyone until we signed off, when she was finally slapped down by one of her Navy colleagues, who had control of the conferencing tool. He (playfully) mentioned that he could delete her document - no he couldn't , she needed it, she said. Yes he could, he said: "I have control of the computer."

Whoever is at the helm, rules. All cherished ideas of justice etc get slapped down eventually, might as well get used to it. Action matters. Grab the wheel.

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