Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Contemplated the value of reading case studies while looking at Harvard Business Review over lunch. I love that journal, but have to ration it carefully, as I read faster than they publish. The format, of course, is a fictionalised situation followed by four possible solutions by different people or companies. The afternoon was less cheerful. One of the processes I work with is devouring most of my time and the boss wants to consider how to improve it which will have the undesirable side-effect of removing some of my overtime. On the other hand, I'm so tired when I get back that my brain resembles an unset jelly. Or unscrambled eggs. Or that sludge left in the bottom of cocoa mugs, which clings and then turns the washing up water a murky brown.