Think And Do

Many years ago, maybe more than 20, a company produced software to program industrial controllers. They called it Think and Do.

The idea was that you programmed it not in text but in graphics–graphics that looked like a flow chart that engineers would use to think through a process.

The company failed. The story is too long.

I was pondering people, often with some sort of doctorate degree but not always, who get the “think” part. But they never get to the “do” part.

On the other hand there are people who plunge ahead and “do” without thinking. They typically stir things up. But as Shakespeare once said, “Much ado about nothing.”

There is a key word that is often overlooked in sentences–and.


That is a good way to build your life.

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