Want to do it yourself? Think again

By · Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

not teaching,
still THINKING

Amazed is our reaction to watching a professional crew take down a mature tree more than 40 feet tall in a neighboring yard. All in a mere half day’s work.

What did we take away from this?

Context: The tree was diseased, sad as it was to see it go.

Process: A step-by-step approach defined the job.

Role: Each worker performed a specific task.

Pace: Together, workers maintained a steady rhythm and stayed in motion.

We are reminded — some things are just better left to the professionals.

(These two profs are no longer teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, but we are still thinking.)

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