Allow me to explain, how running global projects can metaphorically leave one on a uni-cycle in the middle of the Sahara, saying hi to the Bedu people!
So, it all starts with a goal – lets say the intent is to reach Alaska in a year and to get there by flight. Now the real magic begins!
One fine day, 2 months after the project kicked off, a miracle happens in the corridors of power as deemed by the gods of corporate mountain, and now somehow, everyone is now going by boat to Alaska.
Then another month passes and a voice booms out of the sky. Now we are all headed to Nebraska. All hands on board with this – aye aye sir!
It takes another 2 months for the small voices to reach the tall ears and now everyone realizes, that a boat can’t go to Nebraska – it’s landlocked!
2 weeks of vacillation later, you are still on a boat….but now a canoe, that too pink and sailing to Greenland.
Another month passes, in trying to package your household and half of Walmart in the canoe. It doesn’t go smoothly, so the gods of the corporate mountains order to build our own canoe – as long as it is pink!
3 months later you have built the boat – its 13 stories high but built atop a pink canoe – on the trial run it sinks with your budgets in it!
1 more month of vacillation – the corporate mountain gods hire a consultant, she recommends a bicycle. Minus her fees, you afford a unicycle!
The seasons have changed, Greenland is too pleasant a goal now – we need to aim higher say the gods of corporate mountain. Now you are going to the Sahara!
Thus you find yourself, atop a unicycle, pedaling away through a sandstorm with a mountain of stuff on your back while the Bedu watch you from top their camels!
Hey! At-least the unicycle is pink.