Tale of the Cat's Tail

When I was a toddler my dad caught me repeatedly stepping on the cat’s tail. Rather than react to my childishness with a reprimand, he simply asked “What are you doing?” I proceeded to explain to him what is now commonly called a “four square” matrix. I was analyzing the cat’s response (“Meow” versus “silence”) against my intentionality (“purposely” stepping on the cat’s tail versus “accidentally”).

I didn’t learn of this story until I was over 40 years old and it was an epiphany. By this time analyzing and devising systems was a true love of mine - but until then I had no idea it was such a deep part of my person!

Over the course of my career I have come to realize that anything involving two or more of Systematizing, Sharing and Scaling catches and holds my attention!

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