I’ve been watching events unfold in the Suez Canal with a sort of grim fascination. If you haven’t caught the news, a ridiculously large container ship is wedged across the canal sideways, blocking some 300 ships behind it and disrupting over 10 billion dollars in global industry. And, it’s probably the reason why plywood is now fifty bucks a sheet. (Call it a hunch.)
Setting aside the fact that such a monstrosity exists in the first place, there is the secondary layer that lots of someones thought it perfectly reasonable to float it through a narrow channel, and the third layer that a knife’s edge of industry is resting on it, using just-in-time manufacturing to avoid paying to store their supplies.
Pride goeth before a fall, and billion dollar egos balanced on ships of cards eventually crumble.
Stay nimble, my creative friends.
The more you try to tightly control a process, the more certainty you try to interject, the more delicately you balance your success on factors outside outside of your control.