Marc’s Philosophies – 02

“If you haven’t got the time to do it right,
when will you find the time to do it over?”

This is actually the title of a book that I keep on my desk at work.

The book actually only proved moderately useful in a time management sense (at least for me), but the title is killer. Whenever I get involved in a discussion with someone who wants to do something “quick and dirty and we can circle around and do it properly later” I point to the book and ask the obvious question that is practically bursting from the cover.

I’ve had many arguments around this topic, won most, lost some (when an initiative is being driven by the wrong motivations/people) but this philosophy helps put some perspective on the effort that is about to be expended and helps to guide the thinking and planning process into more strategic pathways.

Posted under Opinions, Work Portfolio

This post was written by Marc
on July 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm

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5 Comments so far

  1. King July 27, 2008 4:53 pm

    I would not mind a photo of the cover of that book to post in my office.

  2. Marc July 28, 2008 8:14 am

    Ask and ye shall receive… I’ve sent you an image via email. Let me know how it looks at your end…

  3. King July 28, 2008 11:22 am

    I have it on my USB key, and will take it into the office next week when my vacation is over and let you know how it goes over.

  4. johndoe September 6, 2008 9:52 pm

    Well, it is actually Bennedict Glenn, not John Doe. I say that this book title and your argument for it show the infinite wisdom of Bob Blebb at SqueakyTrax (I speak in rhymes and get paid in dimes). You can almost guarantee that any messaging migration will be such the epitome of perfection because it will have been really, really, really, really, really, really well thought out, planned, strategized, and synergized. Remember, months do not make a successful migration, nor does a scant year or two. Be patient and you too can one day read the headlines at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Blebb

    Regards,
    Manylicked Jenn

  5. Marc September 7, 2008 12:47 am

    I think I speak for all blog readers when I say “huh?”…

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