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In by Michael on November 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Zoom out on any process and it seems trivial. Cook a dish, run a 5k, win a fight, get a job. People do this stuff all the time – it can’t be that hard. Just go do it, don’t worry about the details.

Zoom in and nothing is trivial. The best cooks cook and the best runners run with perfect technique at every step. Throwing a good punch is a work of art, and there’s a lot of ways to not make money.

Tasks only seem trivial to outsiders and the true experts. Zooming out requires profound ignorance or profound understanding.

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