Monday, December 17, 2007

Think of it like this...

Here's an introduction to delegating for uber-geeks:

Say you could clone yourself and have an identically functioning person.

And just ignore the pesky details like what do they wear, eat, where do they sleep, do they have human rights, can they sue you for all your stuff, should they be kissing your spouse, and who's in charge here anyway, etc.

What would you have your clone do? Good, make a list. Keep all the stuff you love or better yet, be nice and give the clone all the stuff they love.

But what if the clone didn't come with all of your memories? Could you teach them how to do things? Good, make a plan.

What if they didn't turn out like you at all? Nurture trumped nature and a stress-free test tube was the best thing after all. What if, for instance, they like to use Microsoft Word? Now, you can't use Word because it doesn't do math (efficiently) and if you needed to do a mail merge there's always Access... Plus you never figured out how to turn off double-space.

But this person not only uses Word, they're good at it and can turn out professional, attractive documents in a jiffy! How did you ever get so lucky? : )

Mashup I am not going to make: "Clones" and "Funky Cold Medina"

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