Journey of an idea
"Journey of an idea, from enthusiastic conception into the highest levels of an organisation, via multitudinous layers of self-doubt, misdirection, middle management and final airing at the highest level with a subsequent swift defeat and hasty retreat."
An infographic after Minard. click here.
- Tufte likes Minard's original chart
- I like Tufte
- and i'm certain that (were he alive and well today) Minard would be a subscriber to secretGeek.
So it is indeed a virtuous circle.
I don't have the time (or graphical skills) to embed the kind of high res notations I'd like to include, showing the various checkpoints along the way as an idea moves from conception to defeat. And I don't have the time to alter the axis at the foot of the image to show "organisational altitude" versus "buy-in."
But maybe a procrastinating graphic designer out there (and they are all procrastinating are they not?) can read my mind on this topic and knock up a high res version for me. And then cooney man can put the t-shirts on cafe press, and the daily quaker can provide the whiteboard version. M'kay?
Happy side note: frequent commenter, 'Farmer JEB', (aka, my brother) is currently in new york, en route to see Tufte in person, after winning a Tufte inspired competition at his workplace. Go JEB! Give Tufte hell!Next → ← Previous
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