I heard an inspiring story yesterday about a musician who despite years of practice and performance started to get worse, not better. Quite dramatically so. He found that more and more his efforts were masking underlying weaknesses and tensions that were building up just out of sight. One day he couldn’t play properly at all.
Wow, perfection! Quite a challenge. Well, let us soften the objectives to “great” then. Many of us spend hours crafting charts on PowerPoint slides. We love ‘em don’t we? Getting the perfect data, selecting the right chart type (Who likes pie charts? Who prefers bar charts?), selecting nice pictures (thank you Google), dropping in punchy,