29 Mar '14, 8am

Ignorance is the single greatest impediment to throughput [email protected]

If we assume the only difference is that the second time round you have learned about the problem, this would suggest that the biggest impediment to your throughput was what you didn’t know . That’s not to say you spent all the extra time busily learning stuff. Heck that’s fun and what’s more it’s even useful! More typically you probably spent it thrashing around trying to find a way forwards, or mired in meetings where you were trying to figure out the other guy’s agenda so you could get past another roadblock, or going down a path that was always destined to be a dead end had you only known it. Or trying to work out for the umpteenth time how stupid Java NIO sockets work. So it’s not really learning that’s the constraint – it’s ignorance. More accurately, it’s ignorance about specific aspects of the problem at hand. In other words:

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