We cannot make informed decisions or create a quality product without first understanding why we are doing what we are doing. Lack of context creates waste, resulting in long work days, poor planning, and the inability to keep commitments outside the office.
Shu Ha Ri, a cycle of learning where first you learn the basics, then you question them, and finally you find your own path.
Rote, universal solutions exhibit little respect for the individuality of a problem, and epitomize lazy management.
Imagine if I told you I had a simple, ten-minute technique—or worse yet, a twelve month program—guaranteed to fix any broken marriage simply because it was built on marital best practices. How skeptical would you be?