Despite the 4 day layoff, I still find myself working late into the evening on Monday. I honestly have no idea what the hell I did over the weekend, but at last there’s still more to do.
The irony is that I didn’t blow off all the time just watching TV and going out and actually remember doing work over the last few days but apparently not enough.
The big challenge of my life right now is getting my head around a concept called logic trees or issue trees. They are a technique for coming to grips with a giant strategic challenge and are often used in consulting. My professor in Competitive Strategy wants us to do one for our first paper, but has been less than clear on what and, more importantly, where they are used in the planning process.
Are they used to start the planning process for finding information or are they used somewhere else? This concept and the idea of hypothesis based inductive problem solving are both a dark art to me. The real challenge is that I completely understand the very simple and narrow examples given both in his class and the books I’ve found, but can’t quite figure out its use in every day life.
I over thinking this thing. I know it. I feel it. But, until I get my head around it the confusion and constant thinking continues. Order from chaos. That’s all I ask.