I was raised and educated to be very structured. From my engineering perspective everything was carefully planned and flowed in a predetermined sequence.
My management science training included a system called PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique). Everything was timed perfectly. Workers had to build the foundation of the house well before calling in the roofers. It all happened according to plan.
I made a living as a systems engineer and a software developer. Parts of my life were all structured nicely. And I was befuddled by what wasn’t fitting into my linear view of the world around me.
In our accelerating world, structures seem to come and go faster than we can comprehend.
It’s becoming more necessary to simplify. And working with flows is a tremendous way to simplify. It’s like using a giant lever to lift the world.