Posts tagged “David Chase

Seamless Change

Posted on April 6, 2018


Seamless change must be enabled change: Whether with physical moves, job rotations, system upgrades, financial changes, or any other transitions that come to mind, we often expect change to come with a flip of a switch or through a series of basic handoffs. Out with the old, in with the new. And have it done by the end of the day. For complex change, transitions require more thought and attention to be seamless. Consider motivation, capacity, capabilities, relationships, interdependencies, scope, sequence, timing, measurement, etc. Paraphrasing David Chase: we can all sit around and decide we want a new normal, but eventually somebody has to do the changing. *

After the Idea

Posted on June 26, 2013


Along with the many James Gandolfini pieces this past week, GQ had an interesting perspective on the writing process for The Sopranos. Like many of us, the writers often struggled with and stressed about what comes after the idea. For them it was how to specifically fill an episode. For us it may be writing the code, finding the ingredients, planning the trip, arranging the gallery or building the presentation. It gets harder when the ten on the confirmation dwindles to the six on the call to the two in the late-night workspace (with many more ‘providing guidance’ of course). After the idea comes the work – the grinding, exhilarating act of making it happen. Don’t stop with the idea. “Other people have good ideas.…