At the start of a recent training course, each person introduced themselves by citing an animal that could do their job, then explaining why. One of the Field Application Engineers (FAEs) in the audience put forward a bee, saying that they buzzed around busily, collecting opportunities (pollen), working hard, doing great things for other people and generally being pretty amazing.
Another FAE reminded us of the legendary observation that, at first glance, a bee’s job is almost impossible – aerodynamically speaking, it’s a miracle that they can even fly !
Bees can fly, of course, and FAEs manage to do some apparently impossible things too, so I thought that this was a great analogy 🙂
My customer brings up supply chain issues again, just as they did last meeting and the one before, and for as long as I can remember now. As usual, this is done just when I’m getting to topics that are important to me and the question is accompanied by an agonized,...