Fundamentals are of paramount importance, ABC’s, Bricks,
E=MC2, Language, Architecture, etc, however, Fundamentals are
Do you remember when you were at school, college or university?
Do you remember how boring it all was at first? That’s
because you we learning about fundamentals.
Do you remember how interesting it got after a while? That’s
because you were applying fundamentals.
Do you remember how you got all confused sometimes when
others seemed to be breezing ahead? That’s because you hadn’t spent enough time
understanding the fundamentals well enough. And why didn’t you understand the
Fundamentals well enough? Because they were boring!
Even, though we all know that if you get the fundamentals
wrong, or you do not understand fundamentals sufficiently the opportunity for
failure is immense, in Enterprises today hardly anytime at all is spent on
them? Why? Because they are not exciting, they don’t produce immediate results,
they tend to be conceptual in nature, and if you spend time thinking and
talking about them you can be viewed as a bit backward - “yeah, we already did
that, come on and stop complaining, we need to pour this sulphuric acid into
this water really quickly!”
Put simply, being Pragmatic
means - Considering Fundamentals.
What things would you
categorise as being of Fundamental Importance?
Is enough time give to these
things in you Enterprise?