October 18, 2011

Have you considered kedging?

I was reading a book a client gave me, and I ran across an interesting concept. It’s called kedging. Back in the day, when large ships got stuck or simply couldn’t move in the direction they wanted to with their sails, they’d send out a rowboat with a rope attached to the big boat. The rowboat would go to the desired spot and then throw over a special anchor called a kedge. Next, everyone on the large ship would pull hard on the rope until the big ship reached its goal. In the book I was reading, they made an analogy between this method and making advancements in personal fitness, but I like the analogy even better for business.
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