Measure Twice, Cut Once

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I wrote a blog a little while back that was a crossover between my one of my personal hobbies, guitar building, and my profession, business consulting around people. When I initially wrote the blog, I …

I wrote a blog a little while back that was a crossover between my one of my personal hobbies, guitar building, and my profession, business consulting around people. When I initially wrote the blog, I had quite a few pictures and it didn't translate into the blog format very well. With this version, I have all the pictures and a fraction of the words. Let me know which you prefer. The blog can be found here: http://www.media1.us/harrison-withers/measure-twice-cut-once/

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  • 1. Measure Twice, Cut Once by Harrison Cates Withers III
  • 2. One of my hobbies outside of work is building musical instruments. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.
  • 3. I don’t know much about woodworking, so my instruments are generally pretty primitive. www.media1.us
  • 4. I started building instruments out of cigar boxes. If you don’t have anything good to work from, then use what you have and improvise. www.media1.us
  • 5. Being creative and improvisational helps me solve problems at work. www.media1.us
  • 6. But dealing with real people is not the same as repurposing a found object. www.media1.us
  • 7. Businesses make serious investments in people and they have real value to the business. (did I mention that they are people?) www.media1.us
  • 8. Measure twice, cut once is an over-used cliché www.media1.us
  • 9. It’s one thing when you are talking about a $1.99 2x4 www.media1.us
  • 10. another thing entirely when you are using expensive exotic wood www.media1.us
  • 11. It’s more than the cost of the wood. That wood determines how the instrument sounds and plays www.media1.us
  • 12. If you screw it up, that instrument might not be as good as it could be www.media1.us
  • 13. It’s worth measuring twice, to really know what the value is. www.media1.us
  • 14. Once you cut, what is done, is done www.media1.us
  • 15. Measure Twice, Cut Once For companies understanding that user adoption is the key to the success of their enterprise technology investments, Media1 is a transformational firm that goes beyond training and communication strategies delivered by consultants and trainers. Media1 delivers a unique process and technology that engages users, aligning them with strategy, enabling measurable progress against critical business goals, leveraging customer-specific Human Capital Analytics, and delivering more than a return on the technology investment. Media1 delivers a Return on People and empowers the customer to build a more engaged workforce. www.media1.us
  • 16. www.media1.us