Sub-Optimal Optimization

The real reason why enterprises can’t operate like startups

In an era when memes were not a thing, “wax on, wax off” was for me my first meme. All the kids had seen The Karate Kid and for weeks all you heard in school playgrounds were mini Karate Kid reenactments.

The idea of “wax on, wax off” was to develop mastery. By doing boring, repetitive chores…