Building is Hard

I’m helping to build a new institution on a volunteer basis. I sit on the Board.

Every now and then, I think of the sheer magnitude of work the Executives do on a daily basis. From meetings to accounts to documentation to HR to emails to investment decisions. Just because they want to do things right. Because they refuse to build a one-man organisation.

One of the values of the institution is simplicity. Today I plan to advise the company to flush that value down the toilet. There’s nothing simple about building the organisation. It’s very complex. There are too many moving parts. Even the clients can feel the teething problems. Simplicity can come later. Right now, this stuff is too damn hard.

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