This was an interesting week. It started with a quick trip to Washington, DC to visit my older son and his fiancé. For dinner, I thought they were taking me to the "Tipped Cow" (which sounded good). Instead, we went to a Laotian restaurant (called "Thip Khao") which serves lots of vegetables and mixes their colors.
In addition, I had hand surgery. While not pleasant, it should result in my ability to hold things – and to use my hand again (which I consider favorable).
Finally, I went to Auburn, Alabama for my younger son's college graduation. I am very proud of him. His grades got continually better, the longer he was there … and he's been there a long time.
Graduation marks the end of one level in the beginning of a new level. In this case, there is a ceremony with caps and gowns, a procession, and everyone knows what it means.
In business, graduations take many forms. It could be a promotion, a product release, or the launch of a fund.
In any case, the strategies and skills that got you to this point only represent the strategies and skills they got you to this point. It often takes a different set of strategies or skills to excel at what comes next.
In that vein, We just finished our annual planning session for 2016.