About a month ago I started working on a business plan for a new venture. When I start one of those things, I usually examine all my archives for useful examples. I have reviewed or written hundreds of them, so the examination usually takes a bit of time. But that is usually time well spent, as I get to reminisce about past transactions, and what was good and bad about each. I have always loved a good history lesson.
Unfortunately, I suffer from one of the worst cases of self diagnosed “tangential attention syndrome” there is – I can concentrate on a subject for days on end, but pondering outlying possibilities always gets the best of me. I wind up researching some fringe subject matter that doesn’t contribute directly to the task at hand, but instead only satisfies my own curiosity. This time was no different.