Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 30, 2016

When I Read This Blog Post From Seth Godin I Thought of Back Pain

 

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Problems

Avoiding a problem with foresight and good design is a cheap, highly leveraged way to do your work.

Extinguishing a problem before it gets expensive and difficult is almost as good, and far better than paying a premium when there’s an emergency.

Fretting about an impending problem, worrying about it, imagining the implications of it… all of this is worthless.

The magic of slack (a little extra time in the chain, a few extra dollars in the bank) is that it gives you the resources to stop and avoid a problem or fix it when it’s small. The over-optimized organization misunderstands the value of slack, so it always waits until something is a screaming emergency, because it doesn’t think it has a moment to spare. Expensive.

Action is almost always cheaper now than it is later.

[Actually, I thought of Back Pain Prevention.]

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2 Comments »

  1. Great to have you share. As my mom used to say “Try and fail, but never fail to try” 🙂

    Comment by Cherelle Michelman — September 6, 2016 @ 4:13 pm


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